Rising: Music for Flute and Strings by Arthur Foote; Amy Beach and Joan Tower / Wincenc, Lawrence, Stuart, Browne, Whitehouse

Audio Samples

>Tower, Joan : Rising, for flute & string quartet
>Foote, Arthur : Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet "A Night Piece"
>Beach, Amy : Theme and Variations for flute & string quartet in A minor, Op. 80

Album Summary

>Tower, Joan : Rising, for flute & string quartet
>Foote, Arthur : Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet "A Night Piece"
>Beach, Amy : Theme and Variations for flute & string quartet in A minor, Op. 80
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Notes & Reviews:

Joan Tower writes: "This is my fourth piece written for Carol Wincenc, an extraordinary flutist with a deep musicality." The main theme in Tower's virtuosic Rising repeatedly ascends using different kinds of scales - mostly octatonic or chromatic - and occasionally arpeggios. Arthur Foote's A Night Piece and Scherzo published in 1918, proved to be among Foote's most popular chamber works, the nocturne even being orchestrated for larger string ensemble in 1922. A Night Piece explores a long arching fragment of melody with close-knit and ever-shifting harmonies. The Scherzo is quintessential Foote- an A-B-A, with a foot-stomping dance, followed by a more introspective central episode, returning to the dance. The performances were prepared and performed at Vermont's Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Flutist Carol Wincenc's playing is delightful, nuanced, and flawless, and the string quartet's is masterly if a bit understated sometimes. There are many other American works for flute and string quartet. I hope to hear more of them from Bridge.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Watson Hall, UNCSA (12/19/2011-12/21/2011).



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Works Details

>Tower, Joan : Rising, for flute & string quartet
  • Performers: Kevin Lawrence (Violin); Carolyn Stuart (Violin); Sheila Browne (Viola); Brooks Whitehouse (Cello); Carol Wincenc (Flute)
  • Notes: Watson Hall, UNCSA (12/19/2011-12/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2010

>Foote, Arthur : Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet "A Night Piece"
  • Performers: Kevin Lawrence (Violin); Carolyn Stuart (Violin); Sheila Browne (Viola); Brooks Whitehouse (Cello); Carol Wincenc (Flute)
  • Notes: Watson Hall, UNCSA (12/19/2011-12/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1918

>Beach, Amy : Theme and Variations for flute & string quartet in A minor, Op. 80
  • Performers: Kevin Lawrence (Violin); Carolyn Stuart (Violin); Sheila Browne (Viola); Brooks Whitehouse (Cello); Carol Wincenc (Flute)
  • Notes: Watson Hall, UNCSA (12/19/2011-12/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1916