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Flute and piano,
with BASIL RAMSEY


Deux-Elles    DXL 923

Philippe Gaubert - Pièces Romantiques (c) 2000 Deux-Elles Ltd

 

Any composer represented by 73 minutes of his or her music on a CD is at risk of losing a listener's staying power if heard in full. The matter rests on a composer's strength of creative purpose. With, say, Debussy there's no problem; with Philippe Gaubert there is a problem: a lesser composer utilising impressionism to provide music to a style. It is carefully moulded to the pattern [listen -- track 6, 1:22-2:34].

Kathryn Thomas plays enchantingly to Richard Shaw's discrete accompaniment, so flautists and general listeners have convincing performances on record to sample [listen -- track 11, 1:59-2:59].

 

Copyright © 13 June 2001 Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK

 

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