In Concert / Kathleen Battle, Jean-Pierre Rampal
Among the songs, Roussel's settings of Ronsard for voice and flute without accompaniment make a strong impression: fine two-part writing and perfect for the occasion. Several others are remarkably happy 'finds', including the Bird-song of Michael Head. But musical interest centres on Martinu's Flute Sonata, a marvellous work... Written in a week at Cape Cod in 1945, it has inexhaustible vitality: apparently simple (but never commonplace), and sometimes dizzyingly intricate and diverse in form and reference...
-- Gramophone [9/1994]
Catalog Number: SONY 53106
Composer: Albert Roussel, Bohuslav Martinů, Camille Saint-Saëns, Fernando J. Obradors, George Frideric Handel, Henry Bishop, Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Michael Head
Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal, John Steele Ritter, Kathleen Battle