Encores for Flute and Piano

Author: 
Christopher Headington

Encores for Flute and Piano

  • Canzonetta
  • Chanson de matin
  • Salut d'amour, 'Liebesgrüss'
  • Nursery Suite, The Serious Doll
  • (16) Waltzes, No 3
  • (16) Waltzes, No 9
  • Rêverie et Petite Valse
  • Waltzes, No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2
  • Morceau de lecture
  • Petite symphonie
  • (7) Airs, D minor, Z T676 (Double Dealer, Z592)
  • (La) Capricciosa
  • Sonata for Oboe and Piano
  • Serenade No. 1
  • Martha, ~, Letzte Rose (Ballad)
  • Air Napolitain
  • Petite pièce
  • Shepherd's song
  • (The) Moon Maiden's Dance
  • Serenade
  • Canzonetta
  • Chanson de matin
  • Salut d'amour, 'Liebesgrüss'
  • Nursery Suite, The Serious Doll
  • (16) Waltzes, No 3
  • (16) Waltzes, No 9
  • Rêverie et Petite Valse
  • Waltzes, No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2
  • Morceau de lecture
  • Petite symphonie
  • (7) Airs, D minor, Z T676 (Double Dealer, Z592)
  • (La) Capricciosa
  • Sonata for Oboe and Piano
  • Serenade No. 1
  • Martha, ~, Letzte Rose (Ballad)
  • Air Napolitain
  • Petite pièce
  • Shepherd's song
  • (The) Moon Maiden's Dance
  • Serenade

This tape is well titled, for it is exactly what it promises to be. Don't expect substantial pieces or only major composers (the booklet tells us who Genin and Woodall were); but do expect a series of agreeable and genre pieces for an instrument which is, after all, one that can offer both delight and rnystery and has a dignified lineage with Panic associations.
In fact Pan plays no specific part in the programme since we do not have Debussy's Syrinx, which is not 'for flute and piano' but unaccompanied. But that makes room for such pleasures as Bennett's own arrangements of Elgar's Chanson de matin and Salut d'amour and of waltzes by Brahms and Chopin, the latter's in C sharp minor being rather leisurely in C minor, with a necessarily missing low G in the recurrent page of quavers. It is safe to say that this recital will give pleasure for William Bennett is a skilful and experienced flautist, and though no amount of skill can disguise a certain sameness of material in this well-filled programme, it is worth having and especially so for those with an interest in the flute. Clifford Benson's piano partnership is sensitive and supportive and the recording is pleasant although it could offer a fuller dynamic range.'

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