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The Magic Flute - Music for flute & piano by Ransom Wilson, Gary Schocker, Ian Clarke, Kuhlau & Quantz / Tia Roper, flute; Mitchell Vines, piano

Album Summary

>Wilson, Ransom : Carmen Fantasy, for flute & piano (after Bizet)
>Schocker, Gary : Airborne, for flute & piano
>Kuhlau, Friedrich : Fantasia for flute in D major, Op. 38/1
>Quantz, Johann Joachim : Sonata for Flute no 275 in B flat major, QV 1
>Clarke, Ian : Orange Dawn, for flute & piano
>Boehm, Theobald : Grande Polonaise for flute & piano, Op 16
>Mower, Mike : Opus di Jazz, for flute & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

This recording features the bird-like and zephyr quality of the flute in works of virtuosity and lyricism, but also highlights extended techniques, 21st century nuances, and contemporary lyrical styles, bringing to light the complete and modern capabilities of the instrument. Distinguished soloist, Dr. Tia Roper, was the grand prizewinner of the 2004-05 Artists International Debut Recital Award as well as a winner of the New York Flute Club Competition. She has served as principal flutist of the New York String Orchestra, the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra and has performed as a soloist with the Queens Symphony Orchestra. She has given numerous concert performances in Russia, Switzerland, the Barbados, Japan, Venezuela and throughout the United States. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Boston University, and obtained her D.M.A. from Rutgers University. She serves on the faculty of the Bloomingdale School of Music and the Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts. Her collaborator, pianist Mitchell Vines, enjoys an active performing career in Europe, South America, Asia and the United States. A graduate of Portland State University and Eastman, Vines is music and choir director of the Unitarian Church in Summit, New Jersey and Temple Israel in New York City.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Roper is a terrific flutist whose playing is polished and technique is solid. Mitchell Vines accompanies her expertly in a variety of styles. I could imagine Roper in better sound. She has a marvelous tone. I assume using equipment and methods that are state of- the-art.



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Works Details

>Wilson, Ransom : Carmen Fantasy, for flute & piano (after Bizet)
  • Performers: Tia Roper (Flute); Mitchell Vines (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schocker, Gary : Airborne, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Tia Roper (Flute); Mitchell Vines (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kuhlau, Friedrich : Fantasia for flute in D major, Op. 38/1
  • Performers: Tia Roper (Flute); Mitchell Vines (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1821

>Quantz, Johann Joachim : Sonata for Flute no 275 in B flat major, QV 1 :: 161
  • Performers: Tia Roper (Flute); Mitchell Vines (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Clarke, Ian : Orange Dawn, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Tia Roper (Flute); Mitchell Vines (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Boehm, Theobald : Grande Polonaise for flute & piano, Op 16
  • Performers: Tia Roper (Flute); Mitchell Vines (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mower, Mike : Opus di Jazz, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Tia Roper (Flute); Mitchell Vines (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary