French Works for Flute / Walker, Ridout, Baillieu

Release Date: 4/2/2021
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 20229
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 70 Minutes

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$18.99
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French Works for Flute is the Chandos début of Adam Walker, ably accompanied by James Baillieu. The pair is joined by the violist Timothy Ridout in Duruflé’s Prélude, récitatif et variations. At the forefront of a new generation of wind soloists, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2009 at the age of twenty-one. In 2010 he won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award. He is visiting professor at the Royal College of Music. Judged by The Daily Telegraph to be ‘in a class of his own’, James Baillieu is one of the leading chamber pianists and accompanists of his generation. Built around three major works (Widor’s Suite, Jean-Pierre Rampal’s edition of Franck’s Violin Sonata, and Duruflé’s flute trio), the program proves an excellent showcase for Walker’s prodigious talent – effortless virtuosity, ethereal sound, and above all outstanding musical expression.

Works on This Recording
1. Romance in D-Flat Major, Op. 37 (version for flute and piano) by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1871 ;
2. I. Allegretto ben moderato by César Franck
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1886 ;
3. II. Allegro by César Franck
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1886 ;
4. III. Recitativo - Fantasia: Ben moderato - Molto lento by César Franck
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1886 ;
5. IV. Allegretto poco mosso by César Franck
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1886 ;
6. Poco adagio - Espressivo - Molto espressivo - by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1888 ;
7. Andantino by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1888 ;
8. I. Moderato by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1877 ;
9. II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1877 ;
10. III. Romance: Andantino by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1877 ;
11. IV. Final: Vivace by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano)
Written: 1877 ;
12. Prélude by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano), Timothy Ridout (Viola)
Written: 1928 ;
13. Récitatif by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano), Timothy Ridout (Viola)
Written: 1928 ;
14. Thème et variations by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: Adam Walker (Flute), James Baillieu (Piano), Timothy Ridout (Viola)
Written: 1928 ;
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