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Chandler, Beth, Flute; Steinberg, Paulo, Piano / Time Place Sprit
Album:Time Place Sprit Collection:Classical
Artist:Chandler, Beth, Flute; Steinberg, Paulo, Piano Added:02/2020
Label:Msr Classics, 

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Add Date:2020-03-04 Pull Date:2020-08-19 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:15 Mar
Airplays:1

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1.Mar 10, 2020:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Evocation À Brahma (Evocation of Brahms) (3 :47)

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2020-02-27 
numerous competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild Internat’l Competition in NYC. She is Professor of Flute at James Madison University. This CD’s first work, by Amirov, is based on folk melodies from Azerbaijan. Amirov’s father was a celebrated Azeri folk singer. The pieces exhibit Azeri chromanticism and musical modes (selection of scale tones). The 2nd work is a transcription of a piano piece by Chaminade, the first woman composer to be awarded the French Légien d’Honneur. Automne was a frequently requested encore at her piano recitals. The mvmts of the Karg-Elert piece, familiar within the flute canon, reflect programmatic, nostalgic, and spiritual influence. Karg-Elert was an organist; his compositions combine Baroque and Impressionist styles. Frazelle’s piece incorporates bird calls, and traditional folk songs and melodies while evoking the beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. Frazelle has been commissioned to compose for Yo-Yo Ma, cellist, and Emmanuel Ax, pianist, among others. Chandler provides detailed descriptions of each piece on this CD.

1. Fiktet Amirov. 6 Pieces for Flute and Piano. I. Bardenweise (Song of the Ashug) (2:03) Brilliant
2. II. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) (3:31) Pensive
3. III. Tanz (Danze) (1:38) Vigorous
4. IV. In den Bergen Asebaidschans (In the Mountains of Azerbaijan) (3:30) Idyllic
5. V. An der Quelle (At the Spring) (2:04) Activating, sinuous
6. VI. Nocturne (2:57) A moonlit, quiet night
7. Cécile Chaminade (arr. Wye). Autumn, Op. 35 (5:58). A gay song, then wind blows leaves off trees before peace returns
8. Sigfrid Karg-Elert. Exotic Impressions for Flute and Piano, Op. 134. I. Idylle champêtre (Rustic Idyll) (2:45) Forest sprites
9. Dance II. Danse pittoresque (Picturesque) (3:13) Slow, Asiatic dance with gestures
10. III. Colibri (Hummingbird) (2:51) Dance II. Danse pittoresque (Picturesque) (3:13) Wings flutter, but dissonantly
11. IV. Lotus (3:09) The lotus pond is rather dimly lit
12. V. Evocation à Brahma (Evocation of Brahms) (3 :47) Stately and somewhat grumpy
13. Kenneth Frazelle. Blue Ridge Airs II for Flute and Piano (22:57) Evocation à Brahma (Evocation of Brahms) (3 :47) Open vistas, jazzy riffs, quiet firesides, birds, small town dancing to exhaustion, then a quiet morning, and sunlight.

Track Listing
1.Fiktet Amirov. 6 Pieces for Flute and Piano. I. Bardenweise (Song of the Ashug) 7.Cécile Chaminade (Arr. Wye). Autumn, Op. 35 (5:58).
2.II. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) (3:31) 8.Sigfrid Karg-Elert. Exotic Impressions for Flute and Piano, Op. 134. I. Idylle C
3.III. Tanz (Danze) (1:38) 9.Dance II. Danse Pittoresque (Picturesque) (3:13)
4.IV. In Den Bergen Asebaidschans (In the Mountains of Azerbaijan) (3:30) 10.III. Colibri (Hummingbird) (2:51)
5.V. An Der Quelle (At the Spring) (2:04) 11.IV. Lotus (3:09)
6.VI. Nocturne (2:57) 12.Evocation À Brahma (Evocation of Brahms) (3 :47)
 13.Evocation À Brahma (Evocation of Brahms) (3 :47)