LABELS: Classical Recording Company
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Flute & Piano
WORKS: Flute Sonata No. 1; Sonatina
PERFORMER: Julian Sperry (flute), Carole Presland (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: KLT 008
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.