Released in the 100th Anniversary year of Sir Hubert Hastings Parry's death, this is the first ever recording of his complete music for string quartet. Although the mighty Quartet no. 3 has been published and recorded once, Quartets 1 and 2 have languished unperformed and certainly unrecorded for many years. The early quartets are very much influenced by Mendelssohn and are quite delightful; the charming Scherzo in C, which Parry did not complete, is fully realised in an edition by Professor Jeremy Dibble (who also provided a performing version of Quartet no. 2), without whose invaluable help this recording would not have taken place. More >>
Recorded in the beautiful acoustic of the Menuhin Hall in Surrey, this recording is a superb selection of music for Flute (mainly with Piano) by composers who either taught or studied at the Royal College of Music in London. None of these works have been recorded commercially for this instrumentation. Composers include Richard Walthew, Cyril Bradley Rootham, Sir George Henschel, Robin Milford, Armstrong Gibbs, Norman Demuth, Stanley Bate, Leonard Salzedo and John White.
“Hugely enjoyable disc…the balance both tonally and emotionally between the two performers is finely managed…two soloists perfectly in tune with the repertoire…” British Music Society
“…beautifully played…these are two instinctive musicians who judge the pace of the music with sensitivity and intelligence…” British Flute Society More >>