Katherine Bryan - Katherine Bryan plays Flute Concertos by Christopher Rouse and Jacques Ibert - MusicWeb International

I expected this to be enjoyable mainly for the Ibert, not having heard any of Christopher Rouse's music before. In the event, his Flute Concerto of 1993, the central movement of which alludes to the murder of Jamie Bulger, made a stronger impression than I had expected, with music that is crushingly dramatic and lyrical by turns...the Ibert...receives a fine performance and it's followed most appropriately by the Debussy work to which it owes so much. That and the Frank Martin Ballade round off a very fine programme, excellently recorded in 24-bit, though if you wish to economise I don't think you'll be disappointed by the mp3.

13 September 2013