Dedications: Paris Conservatoire Connections
for Flute and Piano
[A] "well-recorded disc," with flute playing boasting a "secure technique and a tone to dream for." - Presto Classical
"Here is a program of lesser-known French repertory from the early to mid-20th Century. The sound is splendid and the pieces are a pleasure to hear. Francesca Arnone has a full-bodied tone that she varies greatly, down to a gentle whisper. Terry Hudson’s accompaniments are expert and involved. Four pages of notes give a good amount of background.“ - American Record Guide [January/February 2015]
French connections abound on this recording of flute and piano compositions written between 1913 and 1959. This period of less than fifty years illuminates the inspired collaborations of many of the flute world’s most prestigious teachers, performers and composers of the Paris Conservatoire, illustrating a mutually rich symbiosis of French artists. Like most heritages, it may be difficult to see where one influence ends and the next begins, yet the flute remains the happy recipient of a rich and satisfying repertoire resulting from this complicated family tree of composers and artist-teachers. Featuring works for flute and piano by Bonis, Camus, Dubois, Gaubert, Koechlin, Rhene-Baton, and Roussel.