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Flute Sonatas & Solo Works / Brandon Patrick George

Bach / Boulez / Aho / Prokofiev
Release Date: 09/18/2020 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 18039  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachPierre BoulezKalevi AhoSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Brandon Patrick GeorgeSteven Beck
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Flautist Brandon Patrick George describes his debut album as a dialogue between the past and the future. It is indeed quite a leap in time from Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho, born in 1949 – yet he has included works for solo flute by both composers on this recording. There are also two important chamber works for a flute and piano duo which represent milestones in the repertoire: a sonata by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) and a sonatina by Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) – and so this release represents a walk through musical history spanning 300 years. Brandon Patrick George is the flutist of the Grammy®-nominated Imani Winds, and has performed with many of the world’s leading ensembles including the Los Read more Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Read less

Works on This Recording

Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Brandon Patrick George (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722–23; Germany 
Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Brandon Patrick George (Flute), Steven Beck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Solo III by Kalevi Aho
Performer:  Brandon Patrick George (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; Finland 
Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 94 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Brandon Patrick George (Flute), Steven Beck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 

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