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French Album, Vol. Ii: Homage To Pedagogy / Richard Sherman

Gauber,J.
Release Date: 02/12/2013 
Label:  Blue Griffin   Catalog #: 259   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pierre Max DuboisMarcel BitschClaude Paul TaffanelPhilippe Gaubert,   ... 
Performer:  Richard ShermanRalph Votapek
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this album one enters into a listening world that is both richly French and brilliantly flutistic. Thanks to Claude-Paul Taffanel (1844-1910) and his legacy, we have catalogues full of music and etudes or studies which showcase countless technical challenges for the instrument. Only a portion of the group of composers featured in this album were flutists, so the fact that they took time and energy to write flute studies speaks to the Paris Conservatoire’s early twentieth century tradition of elevating the flute to an instrument of solo status. The works represented in French Album II: Homage to Pedagogy, ensure that the flute’s distinctive voice transcends glib virtuosic execution. Technical requirement for each piece is to resonate with Read more the full range of the composers’ myriad of emotions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Flute and Piano by Pierre Max Dubois
Performer:  Richard Sherman (Flute), Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
2. Sonatines (3) for Flute and Piano by Marcel Bitsch
Performer:  Richard Sherman (Flute), Ralph Votapek (Piano)
3. Sicilienne-Etude for Flute, Op. 7 by Claude Paul Taffanel
Performer:  Richard Sherman (Flute), Ralph Votapek (Piano)
4. Madrigal for Flute and Piano by Philippe Gaubert
Performer:  Richard Sherman (Flute), Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
5. Sonate en Forme de Suite by Jacques Castérède
Performer:  Richard Sherman (Flute), Ralph Votapek (Piano)
6. Sonata for Flute and Harp by Jean-Michel Damase
Performer:  Richard Sherman (Flute), Ralph Votapek (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; France 
7. Chanson et Bandinerie by Pierre Camus
Performer:  Richard Sherman (Flute), Ralph Votapek (Piano)

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