At a time when women weren’t typically considered composer material, Louise Farrenc and Cécile Chaminade triumphed against all odds. Farrenc’s Symphony recalls Brahms or Mendelssohn with a French touch, while Chaminade’s Concertino and Poulenc’s Sonata highlight the versatile flute playing of soloist in residence Emmanuel Pahud, one of the greatest virtuosos playing today. A young Debussy pays homage to the great French composers of his time.
DEBUSSY, Petite suite (orch. Büsser)
Cécile CHAMINADE, Flute Concertino
POULENC, Flute Sonata (Orch. Berkeley)
Louise FARRENC, Symphony No. 1