James Dutton - Flute

"James's playing is wonderfully sensitive and expressive...the sound is exquisite, rich in tone colours and warmth"

     - Clare Southworth, International Soloist and Teacher

Hugely enjoyable disc...balance both tonally and emotionally between the two players is finely managed...two soloists perfectly in tune with the repertoire
— British Music Society, April 2018
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CD AVAILABLE FROM MPR HERE!

WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE 29TH JUNE!

ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS SUPPORTED - DETAILS AND LINKS SOON!

The album recently inspired an hour-long programme of flute repertoire on Classic FM

Track listing

Richard Walthew - Idyll

Cyril Rootham - Suite in Three Movements

 

Sir George Henschel - Theme and Variations

 

Robin Milford - Sonata in C

 

 

C. Armstrong Gibbs - Suite in A

 

Norman Demuth - Three Pastorals after Ronsard for solo flute

 

Stanley Bate - Sonata for Flute

 

Leonard Salzedo - Cantiga Morisca (solo flute)

John White - Duettino


THIS RECORDING WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE BY WILLOWHAYNE RECORDS, AS PART OF THE NAXOS GROUP.

A very exciting project culminating from a meeting with record producer Mike Purton in early 2017. All the music was written by composers associated with the Royal College of Music in London, none of which has been recorded in this form for commercial release before.

Following research from Mike, James and Oliver Davies (piano) many wonderful pieces have been rediscovered, ready for a new audience!

The repertoire on the recording includes works by Richard Walthew, Cyril Bradley Rootham, George Henschel, Robin Milford, Norman Demuth, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, Stanley Bate, Leonard Salzedo and John White. Dedicatees include leading flautists of the day such as Eli Hudson, Louis Fleury and Gareth Morris.

The generous support of the Robin Milford Trust, the Armstrong Gibbs Society and those supporting the life and works of C B Rootham is gratefully acknowledged in helping to make this recording.

Recorded at the Yehudi Menuhin Concert Hall, Surrey UK in September 2017, it is now available for purchase! Please visit Mike Purton's website to buy your copy now!

You can watch some clips taken during the recording sessions by clicking HERE.

 

I love his choice of repertoire which will introduce many of us to undiscovered English gems
— Clare Southworth
 Copyright U.N.I. Photography 2017

Copyright U.N.I. Photography 2017