LA FLUTE ENCHANTÉE: Original Works for Soprano, Flute and Piano
NOVEMBER 2017: Fürstenau: Liebesruf Op.141, Die Flöte, Kummer: Von Dir!, Benedict: Canzone “La Capinera”, Ciardi: Scherzo “L’usignolo”, Saint-Säens: Une flûte invisible, Hugues: Romanza “L’Augellino e il Poeta”, Chaminade: Portrait (Valse Chantée), Georges Hüe: Soir païen (from Chansons Lointaines), Koechlin: Le Nénuphar (from Poèmes d’automne, Op.13), Patinant-souriant (from Premier album de Lilian Op.139), Ravel:La Flûte enchantée (from Shéhérazade), Caplet: Viens! Une flûte invisible soupire
(b Ciboure, Basses-Pyrénées, 7 March 1875; d Paris, 28 Dec 1937). French composer. He was one of the most original and sophisticated musicians of the early 20th century. His instrumental writing – whether for solo piano, for ensemble or for orchestra – explored new possibilities, which he developed at the same time as (or even before) his great contemporary Debussy, and his fascination with the past and with the exotic resulted in music of a distinctively French sensibility and refinement.