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Vale / Craig


Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Metier   Catalog #: 28540  
Composer:  Evan JohnsonEsaias JarnegardFabrice FitchRichard Barrett,   ... 
Performer:  Richard CraigCora Schmeiser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Distractfold Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The flute is one of the instruments closest to the audible human breath and is caught in the process of continually becoming something other than a metal cylinder. Listening to Richard Craig's playing, one becomes aware not of the limitations of the flute but of its expansion into a vibrant sonic biosphere. We listen, not just to the flute, but to teh flausti; singing, whistling, humming are added to his palette and become integrated with the sound of the instrument.'' - John Hails. Richard Craig has established a leading position in the new music world for his virtuosity and skill in traditional and newer techniques on all members of the flute family. Here he presents a challenging and fascinating divers group of contemporary works by Read more British, American, French and Swedish composers - some are solos, which present even more challenges to the player - other swith voice or chamber ensemble. Distractfold Ensemble is a British group of high stature, having been ensemble in residence at Harvard University in 2016 - this year they are back in America but at Stanford. The ensemble cna vary its personnel and here is a string trio: Linda Jankowska, Emma Richards, and Alice Purton. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
émoi by Evan Johnson
Performer:  Richard Craig (Flute)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; United States 
2.
Psalm by Esaias Jarnegard
Performer:  Richard Craig (Flute), Cora Schmeiser (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Sweden 
3.
Agricola IX by Fabrice Fitch
Performer:  Richard Craig (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Distractfold Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011-2012; England 
4.
Vale by Richard Barrett
Performer:  Richard Craig (Flute)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006-2012; England 
5.
Méditations (2) d'une furie by John Croft
Performer:  Richard Craig (Flute), Cora Schmeiser (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011-2013; England 
6.
Eurydice by Brice Pauset
Performer:  Richard Craig (Flute)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998; Germany 

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