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Terrestre / Claire Chase


Release Date: 03/27/2012 
Label:  New Focus   Catalog #: 122   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kaija SaariahoFranco DonatoniElliott CarterPierre Boulez,   ... 
Performer:  Nuiko WaddenNathan DavisClaire ChaseKivie Cahn-Lipman,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...there’s something immediately captivating, compelling and compulsive about this feisty flautist’s newest solo album. Chase, one of the indefatigable forces behind the International Contemporary Ensemble, has never been one to hide her voracious appetite for new music... Worth the price of admission alone is the world-premiere recording of Kaija Saariaho’s Terrestre, an opening track that percolates with a gamine energy and beguiling bird calls... Throughout the album, Chase displays a dreamy flute technique, ringing crystalline and clarion when she wants to, but also exploring the textural possibilities of the instrument...

-- Olivia Giovetti, Q2 [4/9/12]
...there’s something immediately captivating, compelling and compulsive about this feisty flautist’s newest solo album. Chase, one of the indefatigable forces behind the International Contemporary Ensemble, has never been one to hide her voracious appetite for new music... Worth the price of admission alone is the world-premiere recording of Kaija Saariaho’s Terrestre, an opening track that percolates with a gamine energy and beguiling bird calls... Throughout the album, Chase displays a dreamy flute technique, ringing crystalline and clarion when she wants to, but also exploring the textural possibilities of the instrument...

-- Olivia Giovetti, Q2 [4/9/12] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Terrestre by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Nuiko Wadden (Harp), Nathan Davis (Tenor), Claire Chase (Flute),
Kivie Cahn-Lipman (Cello), Erik Carlson (Violin)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2003 
2. Fili by Franco Donatoni
Performer:  Claire Chase (Flute), Jacob Greenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Italy 
3. Esprit rude/esprit doux by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Claire Chase (Flute), Joshua Rubin (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
4. Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Claire Chase (Flute), Jacob Greenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
5. Glacier by Dai Fujikura
Performer:  Claire Chase (Flute)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2010 

Sound Samples

Terrestre
Fili
Esprit rude/esprit doux
Flute Sonatina
Glacier
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Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Exhilarating and poetic April 21, 2012 By C. Davin (Brooklyn, NY) See All My Reviews "Claire Chase's "Terrestre" is easily one of the top contemporary chamber music recordings I've heard. The performance on the title track, a work by Kaija Saariaho, is a thing of wonder, filled with remarkable vocalizations and a clean yet highly expressive ensemble dynamic. The Boulez "Sonatine" is another highlight - Jacob Greenberg's pianism is extraordinary, and flutists I've shared this recording with are understandably stunned at Chase's performance of this most demanding of pieces.

The entire recording is exquisite, and has wide appeal for its incredible combination of liveliness and lyricism."
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