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Chamber Music for Flute - Devienne, Copland, etc/ Baxtresser

Album Summary

>Devienne, François : Duo for flute & viola in C minor, Op. 5/3
>Dring, Madeleine : Trio, for flute, oboe & piano
>Gaubert, Philippe : Three Water Colours for flute, cello & piano
>Barber, Samuel : Canzone (Elegy), for flute & piano (arr. from 2nd mvt. of the Piano Concerto), Op. 38a
>Barber, Samuel : Summer Music, for wind quintet, Op. 31
>Copland, Aaron : Duo, for flute (or violin) & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

"Wow. This is truly an "all-star" lineup of musicians. Jeanne Baxtresser has some remarkable friends and chamber music partners, all from her time in the New York Philharmonic, and the playing on this recording defies description. You simply must hear it for yourself. I am a bit puzzled by the recording dates, 1994-96, and how this might have taken ten years to hit the market. I am glad someone persevered and gave us a chance to hear this extraordinary recital. The repertoire is all worth exploring. Some of the works are quite familiar to flutists, including the Copland Duo and the fiendishly difficult Barber Summer Music. The rest deserves equal attention, especially the Gaubert. I did not know this extraordinary, impressionist work for flute, cello, and piano; and this performance sent me right to the library and music store to get a copy. The Dring trio is pleasantly tonal, perhaps a bit vacuous sometimes, but still a suitable addition to this program. Anyone who enjoys great chamber music should find this and listen repeatedly. You will have a truly rewarding experience." -ARG



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Works Details

>François Devienne (Composer) (1759 - 1803) : Duo for flute & viola in C minor, Op. 5/3
  • Performers: Cynthia Phelps (Viola); Jeanne Baxtresser (Flute)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, NY (06/22/1996-07/14/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Dring, Madeleine : Trio, for flute, oboe & piano
  • Performers: Joseph Robinson (Oboe); Pedja Muzijevic (Piano); Jeanne Baxtresser (Flute)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, NY (06/22/1996-07/14/1996)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1967

>Gaubert, Philippe : Three Water Colours for flute, cello & piano
  • Performers: Alan Stepansky (Cello); Pedja Muzijevic (Piano); Jeanne Baxtresser (Flute)
  • Notes: Concordia College, Bronxville, NY (06/22/1996-07/14/1996)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Barber, Samuel : Canzone (Elegy), for flute & piano (arr. from 2nd mvt. of the Piano Concerto), Op. 38a
  • Performers: Israela Margalit (Piano); Jeanne Baxtresser (Flute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Barber, Samuel : Summer Music, for wind quintet, Op. 31
  • Performers: Stanley Drucker (Clarinet); Judith LeClair (Bassoon); Joseph Robinson (Oboe); Philip Myers (French Horn); Jeanne Baxtresser (Flute)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Copland, Aaron : Duo, for flute (or violin) & piano
  • Performers: Israela Margalit (Piano); Jeanne Baxtresser (Flute)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, State University of New York at Purchase (07/09/1995-07/10/1995)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971