Mozart: The Flute Quartets
Format: COMPACT DISC
Hyde-Smith, Christopher; Cummings String Trio
Christopher Hyde-Smith has continued to remain one of the world’s leading flautists since his debut at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He toured Russia with Benjamin Britten and has worked with Casals, Galway, Tortelier, and Stravinsky. There are compositions dedicated to him by Alwyn, Dodgson, Horovitz, Mathias, Metcalf, and Rawsthorne. A recording artist of international acclaim, his future plans include a programme with Jane Dodd (Harpsichord) entitled Flute Music of Bach Claudio and Flute Music of France Claudio. Since its London debut in 1975, the Cummings String Trio (Diana Cummings - violin, Luciano Iorio — viola, Geoffrey Thomas — cello) has enjoyed enormous success and has established itself as an ensemble of great international standing, with concerts, broadcasts and records highly praised in Europe, the United States of America and Australia. The Trio has a repertoire of over fifty works, from the 18th century to trios by other distinguished musicians, performing piano, oboe and flute quartets.