MPR101: Idyll - The English Flute Unheard

James Dutton (Flute) Oliver Davies (Piano)

(None of the works on this CD have previously been commercially recorded)

'An enchanting recital' - Catherine Bott: Classic FM

'This CD is recorded with clarity and a warm tone quality; the instruments are always well balanced and both performers play with accuracy and conviction..... these are two instinctive musicians who judge the pacing and expression of the music with sensitivity and intelligence. There are some real gems amongst the repertoire here which deserve to be better known with contemporary audiences; well worth exploring.' - Carla Rees: Pan Magazine, British Flute Society

'This hugely enjoyable disc'... 'The CD is beautifully presented with informative programme notes. The two soloists are perfectly in tune with the repertoire which is recorded in a warm acoustic at the Yehudi Menuhin School' - Paul Jackson: British Music Society Journal April 2018

MPR102: Sir Hubert Hastings Parry

The Complete Music for String Quartet - Centenary Recording

The Archaeus Quartet

(Three works out of four not previously recorded)

'The Archaeus Quartet play each of these works with energy and conviction'.........'the sound is transparent and natural and these players certainly catch the music's drama'.........'in Parry's anniversary year it fills a gap in the recorded repertoire very handsomely'  Gramophone Magazine July 2018


MPR is delighted to announce that as from 03/05/2018, being part of the Willowhayne family of small record labels, our products are being distributed worldwide by Select, (part of NAXOS) along with other labels such as Chandos, Hänssler, Hyperion and NAXOS. Also available digitally.


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