CD: Piper's Dream: Cecilia McDowall
Premier CD recording of Cecilia McDowall's chamber works for flute, piano and wind ensemble. Features: Emma Williams (flute), Richard Shaw (piano) and Ensemble Lumière (wind quintet). Piper's Dream contains McDowall's fresh and witty flute and piano works, three evocative piano solos and her complete works for wind ensemble, including the wind quintet Winter Music and the specially commissioned piano sextet, Arctic Circle. Renowned for the charm and spontaneity of her music, McDowall's striking compositions are given inspired and beautiful performances in these premier recordings. Playing time 78 mins.