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Drive Featured Album, from 7 September 2015 after 6pm.
Silver Bow sees Katherine Bryan, the principal flautist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, offering a refreshing view of some much-loved works, originally written for violin.
Most unusually is the flute version of the Classic FM Hall of Fame No.1 - Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending. The lark here doesn’t so much soar through the air but warble on a branch, but it’s a surprisingly successful arrangement.
There are also dazzling showpieces from Saint-Saëns and Sarasate plus Paganini's 24th Caprice which, we are reliably informed, features flutter tongueing and pop tongueing.
Bryan plays with a beautiful tone, showcased to particular effect on works such as Kreisler's Liebesleid and Massenet's Meditation from Thaïs.