It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to the third of our international CD series, France. Following on from Russia and Australia discs,this volume is a showcase and a celebration of some of the French repertoire that has been a staple in our concert programming for the last 15 years. Featured on this disk are two of our most ambitious arrangements of Ravel's music with two incredible sets of songs that highlight his genius for vocal writing. Those two pieces,combined with Poulenc's masterful Sextet,Tomasi's exuberant reed trio and Saint Saen's wonderful showpiece,make for a disc of pure enjoyment. It has also been an honour and pleasure to have been joined by Yossi Arnheim, the Principal Flute of the wonderful Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,for this recording and subsequent tour of Australia.
Flute *Courtesy of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra