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TO PAN AND SYRINX
KENNETH SMITH and PAUL RHODES

Following their first Divine Art album "Enchantment", acclaimed flute and piano duo Ken Smith and Paul Rhodes have recorded a sumptuous disc of romantic music, including the rare and lovely Sonata by Melanie Bonis, one of the few women composers of the late 19th /early 20th centuries, and who was a pupil of César Franck.  Presented in luxury digipak.

See "Enchantment" dda25054 and "By the River in Spring" dda25069
and "The Legacy of Paul Taffanel" dda21371

CD DURATION:  76:35

AUDIO SAMPLE: Bonis Sonata - Scherzo (extract)




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tracks:
Bohuslav MARTINU:
Sonata no. 1 for Flute and Piano
Albert ROUSSEL:
Joueurs de Flûte
Georges ENESCU:
Cantabile and Presto
Melanie BONIS:
Sonata for Flute and Piano
Claude DEBUSSY:
Syrinx
Franz SCHUBERT:
Introduction Theme and Variations, D. 802

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“[Smith] has developed a reputation as one of the UK's best flute players, and it is clear from this recording that he is a consummate musician. This is a wonderful disc, both in terms of the repertoire and the quality of the performance. It is the sort of playing that makes you sit up and listen; the artistry of these musicians is impressive and demands attention. I can;t wait to hear the duo's next CD, of British music.” – Carla Rees (MusicWeb)

“These are exemplary performances. The real surprise is the work by Melanie Bonis which should really be much better known. Highly recommended.” – Robert Bigio (Pan Magazine)
“Sprightly but with a sure touch throughout, this is a duo well worth your attention, particularly when you are in the mood for something different.  Well done.” - Chris Spector (Mid West Record)