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Shelter from the Storm / Ramirez


Release Date: 12/08/2017 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1701  
Composer:  Toru TakemitsuSigfrid Karg-ElertAndré JolivetJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Catherine Ramirez

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Inspired by the way the composers on this recording dealt with life's troubles by turning to music, flutist Catherine Ramirez decided to perform their music for solo flute in the hope it would be a source of strength for others facing adversity, fear, or frustration. Catherine Ramirez is a virtuoso flutist who has won three top prizes at the Città di Padova International Music Competition and first prize in the New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition. She has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician in China, and Italy as well as at prestigious venues in the United States. Committed to bringing music to underserved populations, Ramirez has performed for young people recovering from additions, and for children with autism Read more and developmental disabilities, among others. Her orchestral performances include appearances with the El Paso Opera and El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She is a graduate of Occidental College, the Boccherini Music Institute, Queens College, Yale University School of Music, and Rice University and is on the faculty at St. Olaf College and teaches masterclasses at conservatories, colleges and universities in Italy, China, Colombia, and throughout the United States. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Air for Flute solo by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Catherine Ramirez (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Japan 
2.
Sonata appassionata for Flute solo, Op. 140 by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Performer:  Catherine Ramirez (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Germany 
3.
Incantations (5) for Flute solo by André Jolivet
Performer:  Catherine Ramirez (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; France 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Catherine Ramirez (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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