Martin, Nielsen, Bernstein, Ibert

COMPOSERS: Bernstein,Ibert,Martin,Nielsen
LABELS: Capriccio
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Flute Concertos
WORKS: Ballade for Flute and Orchestra; Flute Concerto; Halil; Flute Concerto
PERFORMER: Michael Faust (flute)Cologne RSO/Alun Francis, Serge Baudo
CATALOGUE NO: 10 495 DDD
Michael Faust, principal flautist with the Cologne RSO, is in his element as soloist in this disc of 20th-century flute repertoire. He glides in and out of the eerie, ghost-like sections and fantastical dances in Martin’s Ballade, then transforms into a robust interpreter of majestic and humorous tunes in the Nielsen. Bernstein’s rousing Halil shows Faust in full command of the flute’s expressive qualities, from dark, esoteric ramblings to syncopated flutter-tongues. Kate Sherriff

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