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Product Reviews: Idyll

Katherine Eggar

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5 out of 5 “Eggar 'Idyll' is ideal for a concert”

Reviewed by Caroline, 4 years ago
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Born in 1874, Katherine Eggar studied piano and composition in Berlin, Brussels and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At 19 she became the first woman to perform her own chamber works at a public concert in London. She co-founded the Society of Women Musicians in London in 1911 and served as its president in 1914-1915. She was also a Shakespeare archivist but her work was never published in her lifetime.
The Idyll for flute and piano is a serious piece and certainly deserves to be part of any flute player’s main repertoire. It is thoughtful and well-crafted and lasts about five minutes. The flute cadenza towards the end seemed superfluous and can be omitted without detriment to the piece as a whole
Well worth buying.

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