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Solitude

Schubert / Hoskuldsson / Mchale
Release Date: 06/09/2015 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3447   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertLowell LiebermannMagnús Blöndal JohannssonSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Michael McHaleStefán Höskuldsson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In addition to being the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s principal flutist, Iceland native Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson has forged a distinguished simultaneous career as a soloist and chamber musician. On this, his debut solo CD he offers an impressive and varied program of classic works for flute and piano by mainstream composers, plus a haunting unaccompanied flute novelty composed by a fellow Icelander. Michael McHale, with whom Mr. Höskuldsson collaborates, is one of Ireland’s leading all-around pianists. “Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson played with agility and warmth” – New York Times In addition to being the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s principal flutist, Iceland native Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson has forged a distinguished simultaneous career as a soloist and chamber musician. On this, his debut solo CD he offers an impressive and varied program of classic works for flute and piano by mainstream composers, plus a haunting unaccompanied flute novelty composed by a fellow Icelander. Michael McHale, with whom Mr. Höskuldsson collaborates, is one of Ireland’s leading all-around pianists. “Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson played with agility and warmth” – New York Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Introduction and Variations for Flute and Piano in E minor, D 802/Op. 160 "Trockne Blumen" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Michael McHale (Piano), Stefán Höskuldsson (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY 
Length: 21 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23 by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stefán Höskuldsson (Flute), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Venue:  Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY 
Length: 15 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3.
Solitude by Magnús Blöndal Johannsson
Performer:  Michael McHale (Piano), Stefán Höskuldsson (Flute)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY 
Length: 10 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 94 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Stefán Höskuldsson (Flute), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
Venue:  Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY 
Length: 24 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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