McDowall - Piper's Dream
Cecilia McDowall – Piper’s Dream (DXL 1033)
Piper's Dream is the premier CD recording of Cecilia McDowall's fresh and witty chamber works for flute, piano and wind ensemble. "Cecilia McDowall's music has great depth and charm. She is a highly skilled and inspired composer." Sir James Galway "a brilliant aural palette" David Sonin, CD of the Week - The Ham and High "Performances are as polished as they are sympathetic; the sound is admirably real. A most attractive collection."Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, October 2002 "Cecilia McDowall is clearly a thoroughly useful composer.... In general these are enjoyable performances, well recorded, of some likeable music." BBC Music Magazine, September 2002.   View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Birtwistle Refrains and Chorus
Refrains and Choruses (DXL 1019)
Formed in 1993, The Galliard Ensemble have a stunning reputation for their performances and recordings of contemporary works. Joining them here for this collection of chamber works by Sir Harrison Birtwistle is acclaimed pianist Richard Shaw. "A brisk, bracing, bravura Birtwistle recital from a young ensemble of considerable merit." Gramophone, November 2001 * Critics Choice 2001 - Gramophone * * Critics Choice 2001 - BBC Music Magazine * * CD of the Week - The OBSERVER * View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Faure and his Circle
Faure and his Circle (DXL 1125)
Featured by the Times as a 'Great British Hope', Kathryn Thomas presents a beautiful collection of flute music by Gabriel Faure and his contemporaries.  Here she is joined by pianist Richard Shaw and guests, Richard Bayliss (horn) and Lawrence Power (viola). "thoughtfully put together and elegantly played." The Guardian "very interesting and very enjoyable, collection of French miniatures...the recording is excellent, crisp and clear..I can wholeheartedly recommend this disc for it is a sheer delight. " Music Web "Flautist Kathryn Thomas plays wonderfully, sporting spry finger technique, sinuous melodic shaping, and a ripe, suptuous tone quality that projects well even in the lowest reaches of the instrument. " 21st Century music. com   View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Pieces Romantiques
Pieces Romantique pour flute et piano (DXL 923)
A Romantic collection of music by impressionistic composer Philippe Gaubert, best known for his flute sonatas, performed here with masterful technique by Kathryn Thomas together with his Trios for flute, piano (Richard Shaw) and cello (Phoebe Scott). View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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