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Flute Recital / Marina Piccinini, Eva Kupiec


Release Date: 06/25/2002 
Label:  Claves   Catalog #: 2105   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Otar TaktakishviliBéla BartókErnö von DohnányiBohuslav Martinu,   ... 
Performer:  Marina PiccininiEwa Kupiec
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the acclaimed release of her first recording for Claves, Flute Recital "Belle Époque", virtuoso Marina Piccinini now presents a recording featuring brilliant works from the 20th century for flute and piano with an accent on Eastern Europe. While the flute may have evoked ancient Greece or a brilliant salon for the French school of composers, in Eastern Europe it has always been a folk instrument, and that aspect predominates in this recording. It is true that the works titled "Sonata" by Taktakishvili and Martinu are models of neoclassical sonata form, but under their traditional forms and balanced themes beats the heart of a culture that is rooted well east of Vienna. Paul Arma's setting of Bela Bartok's 15 Hungarian Peasant Read more Songs captures all the moods of his teacher's collection ranging from tender to whimsical to lively to nostalgic. Erno von Dohnanyi's Aria for Flute and Piano is redolent with the sensuous sounds of Borodin or Rachmaninoff, an amorous nocturne. And Erwin Schulhoff's Sonata for Flute and Piano, composed in 1927, combines the insouciant air of the Parisian "Six" with a genuine affection for Czech tunes and rhythms. Flutist Marina Piccinini is widely recognized as one of the world's leading young flute virtuosos. She combines flawless technical command, profound interpretive instincts and a charismatic stage presence - qualities that make each of her performances a memorable event. In the words of Bernard Holland, chief music critic for The New York Times, Ms. Piccinini is "an absolutely first-rate player...a musician who hears and understands with great intelligence." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Flute and Piano in C major by Otar Taktakishvili
Performer:  Marina Piccinini (Flute), Ewa Kupiec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  Festeburg Church, Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2. Hungarian Peasant Songs (15) for Piano, Sz 71: Excerpt(s) by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Marina Piccinini (Flute), Ewa Kupiec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1918; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  Festeburg Church, Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Arma 
3. Aria for Flute and Piano, Op 48 no 1 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Marina Piccinini (Flute), Ewa Kupiec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  Festeburg Church, Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Flute and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Marina Piccinini (Flute), Ewa Kupiec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  Festeburg Church, Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5. Sonata for Flute and Piano by Erwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Marina Piccinini (Flute), Ewa Kupiec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  Festeburg Church, Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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