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Return / Slocum, Wilson


Release Date: 08/02/2019 
Label:  Affetto Records   Catalog #: 1903  
Composer:  Samuel BarberBéla BartókAaron CoplandFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Sonora SlocumJohn Wilson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sonora Slocum was appointed Principal Flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2012 at the age of 22 and has performed with orchestras around the country including guest principal flute with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra on flute and piccolo. Her collaborations as guest principal include touring and audio recordings with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as well as visual recordings with the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York at Lincoln Center. Slocum has worked under such renowned conductors as Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Sir Simon Rattle, Edo de Waart, Otto-Werner Mueller, John Williams, and David Zinman, among many Read more others. A recent review stated that “Slocum has a HUGE sound...and a wizard’s bag resplendent with technical prowess and musical freshness.” The conception of this debut album, Return, stemmed from Slocum’s interest in astrology and reflected on this period of her life; her first Saturn Return. The tracks on this album represent both pivotal repertoire for flutists and some of the most technically demanding. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Canzone for Flute and Piano, Op. 38a by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Sonora Slocum (Flute), John Wilson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
2.
Hungarian Peasant Songs (15) for Piano, Sz 71: Excerpt(s) by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Sonora Slocum (Flute), John Wilson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1918; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Duo for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Sonora Slocum (Flute), John Wilson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
4.
Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. posth. by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sonora Slocum (Flute), John Wilson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
5.
Fantaisie for Flute and Piano by Georges Hüe
Performer:  Sonora Slocum (Flute), John Wilson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
6.
Ballade for Flute and Piano by Frank Martin
Performer:  Sonora Slocum (Flute), John Wilson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Switzerland 
7.
Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sonora Slocum (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913 pub 1927; France 

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