SHE’S SWEETEST WHEN SHE’S NAKED: Flute Music from 18th-century Scotland
Originally released on early-music.com, this CD is now available through Pipistrelle Music.
‘She approaches this treasury of melody with a fine ear and a stunning technique on both instruments, but also with that swaggering x-factor which allows her to bring out the essential character of this idiomatic repertoire.’ Early Music Forum of Scotland Newsletter
Music for solo flute, sonatas and variation sets with basso continuo, and accompanied traditional Scots tunes, by James Oswald, Alec Munro, Edward Miller, Francesco Barsanti, Charles Macklean, Neil Gow and others.
Alison Melville, traverso/recorder; Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord; Paul Jenkins, harpsichord; Kirk Elliott, guitar, harp; Ben Grossman, percussion; Mary-Katherine Finch, baroque cello.
My aprone dearie (James Oswald)
Price: $14 plus shipping and handling = within Canada: $17.80; to USA: $18.75; everywhere else: $21.00. HST added at checkout. Discounts available if you want more than one!
‘Where Melville especially shines is in the seven solo tunes from Oswald’s Caledonian Pocket Companion…Here the sound is close and intimate, and she shapes the phrases marvelously; music, breath, and ornaments are as one. This is art beyond time – the moment might last forever.’ Early Music America
‘Une disque charmant, où les frontières entre la musique traditionelle et la musique ‘savante’ disparaissent tout naturellement. Alison Melville et ses excellents partenaires jouent ce répertoire avec une aisance et une simplicité irrésistibles…’ Espace Musique, Radio-Canada
‘The pieces in a purely Italianate shape nevertheless retain plenty of Scots melodic and rhythmic traces, and putting them in this context brings them out beautifully.’ James Manheim, allmusic.com