Martinu, Berkeley, Sancan, PiernŽ, Casella

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COMPOSERS: Berkeley,Casella,Martinu,Pierne,Sancan
LABELS: Classical Recording Company
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Flute & Piano
WORKS: Flute Sonata No. 1; Sonatina
PERFORMER: Julian Sperry (flute), Carole Presland (piano)
Last April Emmanuel Pahud, principal flautist with the Berlin Philharmonic, won great praise for his debut CD of Mozart, and he’s sure to win more with Paris, a captivating recital of 20th-century French pieces. Yes, he’s flashy and congenial wherever possible – with this repertoire that’s fine – but he draws from a multi-coloured timbral palette and moves from big gestures to naive melodies with acrobatic ease and complete conviction. That is his forte.