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Silver Bow - transcriptions of violin pieces by Vaughan Williams, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Paganini, Massenet, Kreisler, Sarasate for flute / Katherine Bryan, flute

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a
>Drdla, Frantisek : Serenade for violin & piano no 1 in A
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : romance
>Paganini, Niccolò : Variazioni di bravura, on Caprice no 24, for violin & guitar
>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Silver Bow sees flautist Katherine Bryan present a fresh view on some much-loved works, together with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Jac van Steen. All the works, originally written for violin, feature captivating melodies that Katherine believes were crying out to be explored from the perspective of a different instrument. The recording opens with Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending; this favourite from the classical repertoire is a perfect fit for flute, an instrument often used to depict birdsong. There are dazzling showpieces from Saint-Saëns and Sarasate plus Paganini's 24th Caprice which features flutter tongueing (Variation 5), and pop tongueing (Variation 7). Katherine's beautiful tone is showcased on works such as Kreisler's Liebesleid and Massenet's Meditation from Thaïs. All the solo violin parts have been transcribed and adapted for flute by Katherine herself. Katherine Bryan is a rising star having appearing as a concerto soloist with leading orchestras worldwide, including the Helsinki Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National and New York Philharmonic Orchestras. Katherine balances her solo career with her role as Principal Flautist with the RSNO, a position she has held since the age of 21. Katherine was a prize-winner at the Royal Overseas League Music Competition in London, the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year for three consecutive competitions. Katherine's debut was nominated for an International Classical Music Award and her latest recording was named a Gramophone 'Choice'.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-).



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1863

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a :: Romance
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Drdla, Frantisek : Serenade for violin & piano no 1 in A
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : romance
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Paganini, Niccolò : Variazioni di bravura, on Caprice no 24, for violin & guitar
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performer: Katherine Bryan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, UK (2014-10-31&2014-08-18_2014-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878