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Piccoloworks / Schwaabe, Schulze


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Metier   Catalog #: 28562  
Composer:  Levente GyongyosiGert WildenFranco DonatoniMike Mower,   ... 
Performer:  Natalie SchwaabeJan Philip Schulze
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This fabulous new album, co-produced with Bavarian Radio, presents top German piccolo virtuoso Natalie Schwaabe in an international program of recent works for ‘the screaming twig’ as the instrument is sometimes known in orchestral circles. No screaming here, though the instrument’s upper stratospheric registers are fully exploited – these works are modern and freely composed but will still be attractive to conservative listeners with elements of traditional tonality and jazz and utilizing the middle and lower ranges of the piccolo which can be ethereal and smooth. The range of pieces is wide, from the somber ‘Lachrymose’ for solo piccolo, to the bright and buzzy sonata by Gyöngyosi, and the new setting of The Pied Piper story by Read more Kanefzky. Natalie Schwaabe was born in Tokyo, grew up in Hong Kong, studied in London and obtained her degree in Munich where she is now based, playing with the prestigious Bavarian Radio Symphony as well as enjoying a busy solo and chamber music career. Her regular partner Jan Philip Schulze is carving out a fine reputation in the new-music field with recordings for several labels, and is sought after to accompany many top vocalists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata, for piccolo & piano by Levente Gyongyosi
Performer:  Natalie Schwaabe (Flute/Piccolo), Jan Philip Schulze (Piano)
2.
Two and a Half Piece for Piccolo and Piano by Gert Wilden
Performer:  Natalie Schwaabe (Flute/Piccolo), Jan Philip Schulze (Piano)
3.
Nidi by Franco Donatoni
Performer:  Natalie Schwaabe (Flute/Piccolo), Jan Philip Schulze (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Italy 
4.
Sonata for Piccolo and Piano by Mike Mower
Performer:  Natalie Schwaabe (Flute/Piccolo), Jan Philip Schulze (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002; England 
5.
Pied Piper of Hamelin for Flute/Piccolo and Narrator by Franz Kanefzky
Performer:  Natalie Schwaabe (Flute/Piccolo), Jan Philip Schulze (Piano)
6.
Huit ilium for Piccolo and Piano by Jan Erik Mikalsen
Performer:  Natalie Schwaabe (Flute/Piccolo), Jan Philip Schulze (Piano)
7.
Lachrymose for Piccolo by Derek Charke
Performer:  Natalie Schwaabe (Flute/Piccolo), Jan Philip Schulze (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 

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