In the Age of Debussy / Wilson, Dumont

Release Date: 1/8/2021
Label: Nimbus
Catalog Number: NI6407
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Ransom Wilson has long been recognized internationally as one of the greatest flutists of his generation. After graduation from the Juilliard School in 1973, he spent a year in Paris as a private student of Jean-Pierre Rampal. As flute soloist, he has appeared in concert with some of the greatest orchestras and artists of our time, including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony, Frederica von Stade, Jessye Norman, Thomas Hampson, Susan Graham, Dolora Zajick, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Hilary Hahn, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway, and many others. François Dumont is a prize winner of the most prestigious international competitions: the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels), the Chopin Competition (Warsaw), the Cleveland International Competition in the United States and the Clara Haskil Competition in Switzerland. In 2012, he was received the prize of Révélation de la Critique Musicale française. Born in 1985 in Lyon, François Dumont worked with Pascale Imbert, Chrystel Saussac and Hervé Billaut before being admitted at the age of fourteen to the Conservatoire National Superior of Music and Dance of Paris in the class of Bruno Rigutto. With Virginie Constant and Philippe Aïche, he is a member of the Trio Elégiaque.

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REVIEW:

Flutist Ransom Wilson and pianist François Dumont give splendid performances of all this music. The sound is well balanced. Roger Nichols wrote ideal programme notes, with concise but wholly relevant details of each work. There are the usual biographies of the two soloists. The cover painting, La Rue Saint-Lazare, temps lumineux (1893) by Camille Pissarro sums up the ethos of this disc.

– MusicWeb International
Works on This Recording
1. D'un matin de printemps by Lili Boulanger
Performer: Ransom Wilson (Flute), Francois Dumont (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918 ; Italy
2. Epigraphes antiques (6) by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ransom Wilson (Flute), Francois Dumont (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914 ; France
3. Tombeau de Claude Debussy: La plainte, au loin, du faune by Paul Dukas
Performer: Ransom Wilson (Flute), Francois Dumont (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1920 ; France
4. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Ransom Wilson (Flute), Francois Dumont (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1892-1894 ; France
5. Rêverie et Petite Valse by André Caplet
Performer: Francois Dumont (Piano), Ransom Wilson (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905 ; France
6. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Francois Dumont (Piano), Ransom Wilson (Flute)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876 ; France
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