Flute and Piano Reviews
"Earlier in the evening, in the Purcell Room,
Richard Rodney Bennett and Susan Bradshaw gave a programme of piano duos,
interspersed with flute music from Judith Hall.
"Her phrasing and rhythmic definition brought the work (Hindemith's Sonata) to brilliant life, and her capacity to make powerful statements with a normally retiring instrument was astonishing. Nor were grace and with at all lacking" The Times
"Virtues that it (Dutilleux's Sonatine) had
obviously inherited from the exquisite Fantaisie of Fauré and shared
with Poulenc's Sonata, Roussel's Joueurs de Flûte and the eloquent
Ballade of Frank Martin were not only a a decorous craftsmanship, but
a succinctness and formal economy that yet allowed for a considerable
diversity of grace, brilliance and wit.
"A truly sensitive partnership, Judith Hall
and Jan Latham-Koenig revealed in their recital of music for flute and
piano a deep understanding of 20th-century French music for which they
have an undoubted flair, capturing the fluid sensuality and often rapturous
nature common to the idiom of a wide number of composers though each so
markedly individual in style.
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