A fine recital of 20th century music for flute and piano by English composers including some rare pieces, all melodic and memorable. A special recording as it features the traditional "English" wooden flute rather than the metal flute now more prevalent. It’s warm tone embellishes these works even more.
“Redgate performs all this attractive material with conspicuous flair, grace and discrimination (vibrato is kept within tasteful bounds). I need merely add that Michael Dussek accompanies with the utmost sympathy, and the recorded sound is nicely intimate and beautifully balanced to boot.”
“I can’t think of a single modern player who makes a sound to rival the amber-toned, oak-aged ravishing tone that radiates from Celia Redgate’s flute. Redgate and Dussek play with supreme naturalness; mellifluous tone and impeccable technique… effortless phrasing and enchanting musical presence. Glowingly recorded and played with exemplary taste and skill, this is one of the most distinguished flute discs to have come my way in a long time.”