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O Bell' Alma - Music From The Opera / Bell' Alma Duo

Bell Alma Duo
Release Date: 07/25/2005 
Label:  Ten Thousand Lakes   Catalog #: 119  
Composer:  Charles CottigniesGiacomo PucciniDavid Evan ThomasGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Kathy KienzleMichele Frisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ravishing, romantic music inspired by the melodies of the golden age of opera are captured in virtouso performances by Michele Frisch, flute, and Kathy Kienzle, harp.

Michele Antonello Frisch has been principal flute of Minnesota Opera since 1984. She studied with James Pellerite at Indiana University and furthered her studies with Julius Baker, Albert Tipton, Emil Opava and Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Kathy Kienzle was named principal harpist of the Minnesota Orchestra in 1994. Prior to that she appeared frequently as harpist and soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of Juilliard and the University of Arizona, her teachers include Susann McDonald and Marcel Grandjany.
Ravishing, romantic music inspired by the melodies of the golden age of opera are captured in virtouso performances by Michele Frisch, flute, and Kathy Kienzle, harp.

Michele Antonello Frisch has been principal flute of Minnesota Opera since 1984. She studied with James Pellerite at Indiana University and furthered her studies with Julius Baker, Albert Tipton, Emil Opava and Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Kathy Kienzle was named principal harpist of the Minnesota Orchestra in 1994. Prior to that she appeared frequently as harpist and soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of Juilliard and the University of Arizona, her teachers include Susann McDonald and Marcel Grandjany.
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Works on This Recording

1. Variations brillantes sur en theme de la Norma de Bellini by Charles Cottignies
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp), Michele Frisch (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
2. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp), Michele Frisch (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
3. O bell' alma: Concert Paraphrase on Themes from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor by David Evan Thomas
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp), Michele Frisch (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
4. Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Michele Frisch (Flute), Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
5. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp), Michele Frisch (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
6. Die Fledermaus: Ach, meine Herr'n... Mein Herr Marquis by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Michele Frisch (Flute), Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
7. Musetta Dreams by Daniel Sturm
Performer:  Michele Frisch (Flute), Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
8. Orfeo ed Euridice: Menuet by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Michele Frisch (Flute), Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
9. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Michele Frisch (Flute), Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
10. La Traviata Concert Waltz for flute and piano after Verdi, Op. 378 by Wilhelm Popp
Performer:  Michele Frisch (Flute), Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell' Alma Duo

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