LOUISE FARRENC (1804-1875): Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, Op. 45, AMY BEACH (1867-1944): Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, HILARY TANN (b.1947): From the Song of Amergin for Flute, Viola and Harp, SALLY BEAMISH (b.1956): Words For My Daughter for Flute and Piano, THEA MUSGRAVE (b.1928): Impromptu for Flute and Oboe.
Catalogue Number: 08K050
Label: Channel Classics
Reference: CCS SA 26408
Description: You may buy this for the relatively rare Farrenc trio, which, at just over 23 minutes, is the longest and largest-scale work here. It was her last completed composition, dating from 1862, and a fitting cap to what was at the time, the most distinguished professional female composer's career yet to occur. Beach's set of variations, from1916, is better-known while the 20th century works are shorter and variably approachable to collectors of the Beach and Farrenc; the most instantly likeable is Tann's 1995 mini tone-poem inspired by an ancient Celtic legend. Emily Benyon (flute), Henk Rubingh Marijn Mijnders (violins), Roland Krämer (viola), Daniel Esser (cello), Sepp Grotenhuis (piano), Alexei Ogrintschouk (oboe), Petra van der Heide (harp).