Flute & HarpJULES MOUQUET (1867-1946): Divertissement grec, Op. 23, DÉSIRÉ-EMILE INGHELBRECHT (1880-1965): 2 Esquisses antiques, PHILIPPE GAUBERT (1879-1941): Divertissement grec, WILLIAM ALWYN (1905-1985): Naiades (Fantasy Sonata), NINO MANZONI (1922-1983): Capriccio No. 3, SALVATORE SCIARRINO (b.1947): Fauno che fischia a un merlo, TIZIANO BEDETTI (b.1976): Marsia e Apollo, NATHANIEL SHILKRET (1889-1982): The Nymphs for Solo Harp, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d’été for Solo Harp, Syrinx for Solo Flute.
Catalogue Number: 09W040
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Only a couple of the usual suspects are here in this unhackneyed collection of music for flute and harp and the composers born in the 20th century are all quite approchable: the Greek fountain-nymphs known as Naiads are sensuously portrayed by Alwyn in a substantial tone-painting, and the tale of Apollo and the satyr Marsyas is told in haunting fashion by the contemporary Italian composer Tiziano Bedetti. A more fleeting evocation of fauns is brought to life by his elder colleague Salvatore Sciarrino, and between them comes the Third Capriccio by Nino Mazzoni: a piece of two contrasting movements which begins with a delicate and elegant dance for naiads and closes with a sharply drawn sketch of Pan himself, laughing and carousing. Claudio Ortensi (flute), Anna Pasetti (harp).