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Amazing Grace - An American Tapestry / Wissinger, Klibonoff


Release Date: 02/01/2000 
Label:  Eroica Classical Recordings   Catalog #: 3031   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aaron CoplandSamuel BarberStella SungErnest Bloch,   ... 
Performer:  Jon KlibonoffDonna Wissinger
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

AMAZING GRACE - AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY is an eclectic mix of American music composed or arranged for flute as performed by Donna Wissinger. The selections range from well-known works by composers such as Stephen Foster and Leonard Bernstein to less familiar fare from Stella Sung, Paul Knopf, and others.
The disc opens with 'Simple Gifts,' Aaron Copland's lovely arrangement of the Shaker song and continues with his Duo for Flute and Piano, a work that for the most part is typical Copland but displays touches of dissonance and atonality in the "Poetic" movement. Peter Schickele is better known for his P.D.Q. Bach persona but is represented here by his gentle, aptly titled 'Two Pleasant Songs.' Sung's Three Dances for Flute and Piano,
Read more composed expressly for Wissinger, and works by Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, Ernest Bloch, and William Grant Still afford ample opportunities for Wissinger to display her considerable skills. The disc concludes with Howard Tappan's arrangements of 'Amazing Grace' and 'A Simple Gift,' the latter offering an interesting contrast to the opening work. AMAZING GRACE is a fine sampling of musical Americana and a virtuosic showcase for Wissinger, ably supported throughout by Jon Klibonoff on piano. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Old American Songs, Set 1: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
2.
Duo for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
3.
Canzone for Flute and Piano, Op. 38a by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
4.
Dances (3) for Flute and Piano by Stella Sung
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Suite modale by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
6.
Whales weep not! by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
7.
West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
8.
Polka and Can-Can by Paul Knopf
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
9.
Orange and Blue Rag by Stella Sung
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
10.
Old folks at home by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Donna Wissinger (Flute), Jon Klibonoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
11.
Old Folks Quadrilles: no 2, Oh boys carry me 'long by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Jon Klibonoff (Piano), Donna Wissinger (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; USA 
12.
Bayou Home by William Grant Still
Performer:  Donna Wissinger (Flute), Jon Klibonoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
13.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Donna Wissinger (Flute), Jon Klibonoff (Piano)
Notes: Arranged: Howard Tappan 
14.
A simple gift by Howard Tappan
Performer:  Donna Wissinger (Flute), Jon Klibonoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; Florida, USA 
15.
Pleasant Songs (2) for Soprano vocalise and Piano by Peter Schickele
Performer:  Donna Wissinger (Flute), Jon Klibonoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 

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