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From the British Isles: Music for flute and piano by Malcom Arnold, Cyril Scott, Eugene Goosen, Peter Lamb, Howard Blake et al. / Kenneth Smith, flute; Paul Rhodes, piano

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  1. Flute Sonata, Op. 121: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Flute Sonata, Op. 121: II. Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Flute Sonata, Op. 121: III. Maestoso - Con molto ritmico $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Pagan Poem $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Flute Sonatina: I. Con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Flute Sonatina: II. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Flute Sonatina: III. Con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  8. The Ecstatic Shepherd $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Serenade in C Major, Op. 19a: I. Romanza $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Serenade in C Major, Op. 19a: II. Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Serenade in C Major, Op. 19a: III. Pastorale $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Flute Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Flute Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Flute Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: III. Giga $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Summer Music: I. Allegro tranquillo $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Summer Music: II. Siesta $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Summer Music: III. Games $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Flute Sonatina, Op. 98: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Flute Sonatina, Op. 98: II. Andante cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Flute Sonatina, Op. 98: III. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Persian Idylls, Op. 17: No. 1, The Breath of Ney $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Flute Sonata: I. Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Flute Sonata: II. Aria - Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Flute Sonata: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 93: I. Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 93: II. Andante amabile e placido $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 93: III. Allegro poco scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 93: IV. Adagio non troppo. Quasi-improvisata $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 93: V. Allegro molto - Quasi presto $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Elegy $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Flute Sonata, Op. 120: I. Allegro non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Flute Sonata, Op. 120: II. Andante piacevole $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Flute Sonata, Op. 120: III. Allegro con fuoco $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Arnold, Malcolm : Sonata for flute & piano, Op. 121
>Bantock, Granville : Pagan Poem, for flute & piano
>Lamb, Peter : Sonatina for flute & piano
>Scott, Cyril : The Ecstatic Shepherd, for flute & piano
>Leighton, Kenneth : Serenade in C for flute & piano
>Ranish, John Frederick : Sonata for flute & keyboard in B minor, Op. 2/3
>Bennett, Richard R. : Summer Music, for flute & piano
>Mathias, William : Sonatina for flute & piano
>Goossens, Eugene : Breath of Ney
>Lamb, Peter : Sonata for flute & piano
>Dunhill, Thomas : Suite for flute & piano
>Blake, Howard : Elegy for flute & piano
>Bowen, York : Sonata for flute & piano, Op. 120
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Notes & Reviews:

The seventh Divine Art CD from top flute and piano duo Smith and Rhodes now celebrating almost 30 years of partnership, this set includes some of the finest works for flute and piano to come from Britain and Ireland in the 20th century. It includes the world premiere recording of Peter Lamb's Sonatina. Lamb died in 2013 almost unnoticed, so this is dedicated to his memory. Most of the works are still not easily available elsewhere. Every Smith and Rhodes album has been given five star reviews and this will be no exception.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Kenneth Smith and Paul Rhodes have been playing together since 1986 and produced many recordings. Their 3-disc set commemorating the eminent French flutist Paul Taffanel (Divine Art 21371, May/June 2011: 198) belongs in every major library and woodwind collection. Here is a reissue of two previous recordings with a small addition. It surveys British flute music of the 20th Century, and there is also a sonata from the baroque flutist composer John Ranish. The composers range from Granville Bantock (1868-1946) and Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946) to William Mathias (1934-92) and Peter Lamb (1925-2013). All the pieces are published and certainly worth hearing. The style of these compositions is straightforward, tonal, and easily understood.

Smith was principal flutist of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London for nearly 30 years. His sound is rich and expressive and places him among the well-known British students of French flutist Marcel Moyse, who include Geoffrey Gilbert, Trevor Wye, William Bennett, and James Galway. The breathtaking beauty with which he plays the Adagio that opens the sonata by John Ranish is reason enough to get this recording. The playing is quite fine. All the interpretation and phrasing is tasteful, exuberant, and shows that the two musicians are presenting these little-known pieces with as much commitment and artistry as anyone could.



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Works Details

>Arnold, Malcolm : Sonata for flute & piano, Op. 121
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1977.
  • Running Time: 16 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Bantock, Granville : Pagan Poem, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Lamb, Peter : Sonatina for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Scott, Cyril : The Ecstatic Shepherd, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Leighton, Kenneth : Serenade in C for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Ranish, John Frederick : Sonata for flute & keyboard in B minor, Op. 2/3
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bennett, Richard R. : Summer Music, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1982

>Mathias, William : Sonatina for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1956

>Goossens, Eugene : Breath of Ney
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lamb, Peter : Sonata for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1988

>Dunhill, Thomas : Suite for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Blake, Howard : Elegy for flute & piano
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bowen, York : Sonata for flute & piano, Op. 120
  • Performers: Paul Rhodes (Piano); Kenneth Smith (Flute)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946