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Hypnosis is atmospheric, technically challenging, musically strong and wonderful to play. Vintage Ian Clarke!
Bali Moods is such a good piece! The rhythms of the gamalan are taken by both the flute and the piano and the vibrant sound world is created by using both instruments in the same register. Anne Boyd’s music is always great recital material as it’s very distinctive, and this is no exception!
We are very lucky to have this special piece of flute music as luckily it resurfaced in 1970. It highlights the flute at its most beautiful with lovely sweeping phrases that are the essence of tonal control and musical awareness. It really is a little gem.
Muczynski is always energetic and these three Preludes are no exception. Both outer movements are marked ‘spirited’ and the contrasting Andante, although free and expressive, still has the angularity of phrasing that characterizes all three of these miniatures. Muczynski extracts much out of the flute and the challenge of learning this style of music shouldn’t be missed!
This lovely Romance shows how much Saint-Saens understood about writing for the flute. A beautiful tune showcasing the low register’s wonderful colour is briefly interrupted by an expressive cadenza before the melody returns. Flute writing at its best!