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OUT OF THE COOL
SUSAN MILAN (flute), ANDREW BALL (piano)

A recital of works for flute and piano by British composers, this CD includes world premier recordings (the pieces by Saxton, Buteerworth and Lock) and introduces music that will undoubtedly enter the standard repertoire. An essential reference point in modern flute music.

CD DURATION:  70:16

AUDIO SAMPLE: Richard Rodney Bennett's Summer Music II - extract




BUY IN THE UK:

£12.00


BUY IN THE USA:

$15.99


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tracks:
RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT:
Summer Music
Winter Music
ARTHUR BUTTERWORTH:
Aubade
ROBERT SAXTON:
Krystallen
DAVID HEATH:
Out of the Cool
BRIAN LOCK:
Flute Sonata
CECILIA McDOWALL:
The Moon Dances

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“Milan's flute playing is a joy, her musicianship scintillating, matched by Ball's sensitivity, and the sequence is engaging” – Paul Driver (The Sunday Times)

“This recital could hardly be bettered... one can hardly imagine any [of the pieces] being better performed. Sparkling performances... excellent recorded sound.” – Martin Anderson (International Record Review)

“Susan Milan is an influential exponent of the modern flute. Her playing has a unique voice within the flute world... Milan's playing is expertly accompanied by pianist Andrew Ball. This is an excellent collection of new British repertoire, which gives the works well-deserved exposure. Milan plays with a strong toe and a sense of conviction as well as impressive technical control. Andrew Ball's piano playing is excellent throughout.” – Carla Rees (MusicWeb)
“A useful collection of music that flutists should consider for their recitals... despatched confidently by this established duo.” – Peter Grahame Woolf (Musical Pointers)
“If you are looking for a good recording of contemporary music for flute and piano you need look no further than here. Flawlessly played.” – unnamed reviewer (Flutewise magazine)
“Miss Milan has the full measure of the expressive and technical demands of these works, and is to be thanked for giving us a stimulating recital which will ,it is to be hoped, encourage other players to seek out and champion British music of this quality” – Christopher Steward (Pan – the Flute Magazine)
“There's a cool air to quite a few works here... Susan Milan proves a first class, characterful and unimpeachable guide. Andrew Ball offers staunch and imaginative support” – Jonathan Woolf (MusicWeb)
“It is refreshing to encounter something like this, chock with contemporary British music for flute and piano. Milan's sound can be fat and dense or transparent as the occasion demands, and Ball rises to every pianistic challenge offered here” – Gorman (American Record Guide)