Paris, La Belle Epoque
Robert Langevin, Margaret Kampmeier
New York Philharmonic principal flutist Robert Langevin in a charming and sumptuous feast of Parisian music of the golden age. Flute playing of the highest order!
Music of Widor, Mouquet, Fauré, Enesco, Gaubert, and Debussy
"Fantaisie for Flute and Piano (1898) was composed by Gabriel Fauré expressly as a demanding and brilliant concours piece that has, in addition, a great deal of real musical substance. In many ways a crowning piece in this recital, it opens with a brief sicilienne of considerable charm, which soon gives way to a winsome tune whose flowing measures are rippled by pyrotechnics based on scales and arpeggios. Jules Mouquet (1867-1946)...represented by a sonata in three movements, La Flûte de Pan...evokes the mythological figure of Pan using his invention the pan flute to interact with shepherds, birds, and nymphs, each class of avid enthusiast being represented with its own distinctive themes, colors,and flowing rhythms." - Phil's Classical Reviews