Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
Emmanuel Pahud: Revolution - an album of French Flute Concertos
David showcases a great French flautist playing revolutionary music from a time of turmoil.
This week David Mellor samples Emmaunel Pahud ’s Revolution . Widely recognised as the finest flautist performing on the world stage today, Emmanuel Pahud has joined forces with the Kammerorchester Basel, led by Giovanni Antonini, to record a programme of flute concertos by composers from the time of the French Revolution. The album, which brings together rarities by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ignaz Pleyel, François Devienne and Luigi Gianella, reveals how the form and the instrument underwent their own musical revolution during this tumultuous period.
Also tonight, YouTube star Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass, the Scottish Chamber Ensemble delight in Mozart, and Julian Lloyd Webber's And The Bridge is Love features as David’s Album of the Week.