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

english music for flute and piano 

album scheduled for release spring 2018


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, George Henschel, Cyril Bradley Rootham, Alfred Pratt, Stanley Bate, Robin Milford, Norman Demuth, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, John White and Leonard Salzedo. Dedicatees include leading flautists of the day such as Eli Hudson, Louis Fleury, Edith Penville 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 are gratefully acknowledged in helping to make this recording.

Recorded at the Yehudi Menuhin Concert Hall, Surrey UK in September 2017, it is scheduled for release in the Spring of 2018 on the MPR British Chamber Music Series.

You can watch some clips taken during the recording sessions by selecting the VIDEO tab above.

 

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