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Katherine Bryan, RSNO - Katherine Bryan plays Flute Concertos by Christopher Rouse & Jacques Ibert (2013) [Re-Up]

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Katherine Bryan, RSNO - Katherine Bryan plays Flute Concertos by Christopher Rouse & Jacques Ibert (2013) [Re-Up]

Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto; Jacques Ibert: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Claude Debussy: Syrinx; Frank Martin: Ballade
Katherine Bryan, flute; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jac van Steen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 420 | Time: 01:03:13

Among the young British instrumentalists vying to pick up the mantles of the great soloists of a generation ago, flutist Katherine Bryan seems among the most promising, and she takes a major step forward with this, her second release. Her startlingly clear, bright articulation in the upper register is pleasing on its own, yet the real attraction here is that she approaches a repertory intelligently and brings fresh perspectives to it. The Flute Concerto (1993) of Christopher Rouse only seems to be the odd item in the set; Rouse's instrumental writing, with its intricate grasp of texture and register, is truly a descendant of the French (and French-Swiss) music on the rest of the album, and it was an inspired choice in terms of showcasing Bryan's technique as well. The three central movements have a memorial tone, with flute solos woven into Rouse's characteristically spacious chords, and Bryan has the stamina to stick with the long line here. Ibert's delightful Concerto for flute and orchestra (1934) receives an absolutely crackling performance from Bryan.

Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, Talise Trevigne, Orion Weiss - Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015) [Re-Up]

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Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, Talise Trevigne, Orion Weiss - Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015) [Re-Up]

Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015)
Talise Trevigne, soprano; Orion Weiss, piano
Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559799 | Time: 01:03:34

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a GRAMMY® Award, Christopher Rouse is one of America’s most prominent composers of orchestral music, creating a body of work perhaps unequalled in its emotional intensity. Conceived from the start as differing from a traditional piano concerto, Seeing brings together seemingly disparate elements to explore the notion of ‘sanity’ through the music of Robert Schumann and Skip Spence, swinging between extremes of consonance and dissonance, stability and instability, to create a disorientating and hallucinatory work seen through the lens of mental illness. Kabir Padavali or ‘Kabir Songbook’ presents a range of the great Indian poet’s religious concerns, from extraordinarily beautiful ecstasy to impishly humorous allegories.