2011 - a new Melodist CD!
Flights of Fancy ( 5683CD)
Andrew Knights - oboe, cor anglais, oboe d'amore
Philip Gates - piano
Available now £9.95 (UK) - (incl. p&p)
Flights of Fancy presents music by Duparc, Gates, Kœchlin, Poulenc and Satie. Duparc songs, arranged for cor anglais and piano, are set beside Kœchlin's Au Loin, Gates' Oboe Sonata - dedicated to the memory of his late friend, the jazz pianist Matt Ross - and the Poulenc Oboe Sonata given in the 2004 revised edition. Andrew Knights and Philip Gates also play unaccompanied, the former in captivating Kœchlin monodies, the latter, Poulenc's haunting Mélancolie and Satie's Avant-dernière Pensées.
This new compact disc has received early critical acclaim at MusicWeb International from Rob Barnett and Jonathan Woolf. It is available to purchase both here and at the Philip Gates homepage.