In The Age Of Debussy
Ransom Wilson has long been recognized internationally as one of the greatest flutists of his generation. After graduation from the Juilliard School in 1973, he spent a year in Paris as a private student of Jean-Pierre Rampal. As flute soloist, he has appeared in concert with some of the greatest orchestras and artists of our time, including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony, Frederica von Stade, Jessye Norman, Thomas Hampson, Susan Graham, Dolora Zajick, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Hilary Hahn, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway, and many others.
François Dumont is a prize winner of the most prestigious international competitions: the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels), the Chopin Competition (Warsaw), the Cleveland International Competition in the United States and the Clara Haskil Competition in Switzerland. In 2012, he was received the prize of Révélation de la Critique Musicale française. Born in 1985 in Lyon, François Dumont worked with Pascale Imbert, Chrystel Saussac and Hervé Billaut before being admitted at the age of fourteen to the Conservatoire National Superior of Music and Dance of Paris in the class of Bruno Rigutto. With Virginie Constant and Philippe Aïche, he is a member of the Trio Elégiaque.
The phrasing is thoughtful in all these arrangements of early20th-century French works. The recording gives it a live performance feel - something we're all craving anyway.
BBC Music Magazine
This remarkable disc of French music for flute and piano presents original works and arrangements.