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Character Interludes

This is a fascinating and diverse program of works from the Southern hemisphere, born of the musical interests of both performers and the very nature of the flute and guitar medium. In the same way that folk songs and dances cross easily into salon and concert music in the repertoire for flute and guitar, these influences intersect comfortable with character pieces and poetic miniatures.

Both flute and guitar have retained strong identities in the realms of folk and popular music of various kinds - and this naturally filters through to concert repertoire. In particular, the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese folk traditions and their transplanted descendants in Latin America offer a rich field of materials and inspiration for composers writing for guitar. We find, then that the flute and guitar duo repertoire has a strong tendency to invoke songs and dances, and for the flute to be often asked to reflect the expressive qualities of the human voice.


Virginia Taylor

Virginia Taylor has been described as one of the most exciting flautists to appear on the concert platform in recent years. She has recieved numerous illustrious awards, played with some of Australia's finest orchestras and toured extensively.

Timothy Kain

Tim has performed and recorded with many of Australia’s leading musicians, including flautist Virginia Taylor (with whom he has recorded three CDs), David Pereira, David Nuttall, Miwako Abe and Barbara Jane Gilby, as well as concerto performances with all of Australia’s symphony orchestras.

Audio previews

Track Listing

    Suite Buenos Aires Maximo Diego Pujol

  1. Pompeya 4:06
  2. Palermo 4:40
  3. San Telmo 3:16
  4. Microcentro 3:47
  5. From the Dreaming Phillip Houghton

  6. Cave Painting 5:20
  7. Wildflower 5:36
  8. Gecko 3:16
  9. Character Interludes Elena Kats-Chernin

  10. Movement 1 1:12
  11. Movement 2 1:15
  12. Movement 3 1:42
  13. Movement 4 1:17
  14. Movement 5 1:31
  15. Movement 6 1:25
  16. Movement 7 1:42
  17. Movement 8 1:18
  18. Movement 9 1:14
  19. Retratos Jamie Zenamon

  20. Encuentro 2:28
  21. Depedida :03
  22. Dialogo 3:26
  23. Tres Temas Argentinas Un Motivo de Vals Coco Nelegatti 3:05
  24. Retratos Coco Nelegatti

  25. Milonga del Serafin 3:35
  26. El Cronopio 2:50



Phillip Houghton

Phillip Houghton's guitar music has been performed and recorded by leading musicians, including John Williams and Timothy Kain, who recently recorded his Three Duets. Some 20 of his guitar solos, published by Moonstone Music, are on the national music syllabus (AMEB) and is also represented in the new Benjamin Verdery Guitar Series for Frederick Harris Publishers.

Elena Kats-Chernin

Elena Kats-Chernin AO is an Australian composer based in Sydney, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Where to buy

Character Interludes is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Character Interludes is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
58 minutes 4 seconds
Release date
September 2011
© 2010 Timothy Kain and Viriginia Taylor
℗ 2010 Move Records
Catalogue number
MCD 454
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574045420