MELANIE BONIS (1858-1937): Scènes de la forêt for Flute, Horn and Piano, Op. 123, Suite dans le style ancien for Flute, Violin, Viola and Piano, Op. 127/1, Septuor-Fantasie for Piano, 2 Flutes and String Quartet, Op. 72, Suite for Flute, Violin and Piano, Op. 59, Flute and Piano: Andante et Allegro, Op. 133, Air vaudois, Op. 108, Pièce, Op. 189, Une flûte soupire, Op. 121, Scherzo Final, Op. posth. 187.
Catalogue Number: 06J056
Label: Hännsler Classic
Reference: CD 93.204
Description: The many of you who bought the MD&G disc of Bonis' piano quartets in April (04J068) will know how well-crafted and satisfying her music is. Here is another 71 minutes of the same qualities: "feminine" in that they deal in nuanced and often tender expressivity and are notable for their formal perfection but fitting quite naturally into the post-Romantic circle of French composition of her generation (Franck, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, etc.). Tatiana Ruhland (flute), Florian Wiek (piano), Members of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.