Chicago Duos for Flute
Denis AzabagicEasley BlackwoodEric MandatJohn La MontaineLeon SteinLita GrierMary StolperRobert MuczynskiSebastian HuydtsWilliam Ferris
- CDR 90000 071
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Each of the composers represented on this recording is a Chicago composer, but you won't find a "Chicago School" here. These are seven unique individuals whose lives have been touched in different ways by this heartland center. Some were born and educated here, then moved away; others came from abroad and adopted Chicago as their home; still others spent virtually their entire productive lives in this city. All write music that is imaginative and earnest. Their subject in these works is the flute paired with another instrument. Throughout the recording, the flute (or piccolo), like a gracious hostess at a party, moves with suppleness between its musical guests, entering into dialogues on widely disparate topics. The result is a delightful assortment of Real Music.
American Record Guide (www.americanrecordguide.com)
"Stolper's playing is consistently first-rate."
"These are exemplary performances, Stolper maintaining an attractive, consistent, and best of all not-too-vibrato-laden tone throughout."
MLA Notes (www.musiclibraryassoc.org)
"[A] thoroughly enjoyable collection . . . Stolper performs . . . with considerable sparkle and vigor, and the result is thrilling."