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Lark Ascending

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Posted on January 4, 2017 at 16:02:54
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Glorious! Thank you. nt, posted on January 4, 2017 at 22:03:49
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Thanks, that was great!, posted on January 5, 2017 at 08:01:16
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Paula Robison, aside from being a great musician, is a wonderful and highly intelligent and engaging person, though I haven't always liked her studio recordings, which can be over-doctored. That live performance, on the other hand, was just terrific, despite a few wrong notes. Brava.

Some here have jumped on me when I dared suggest that the note-perfect technical wizard of the moment wasn't my absolute favorite. They should listen to this.

 

And "The Lark Ascending" is a transcription that works pretty well on flute, posted on January 5, 2017 at 20:02:15
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The Franck Sonata, not so much! ;-)

Actually, I'm kind of amazed at how MUCH has been transcribed for flute (and piano) - all the Beethoven Violin Sonatas, the Haydn String Quartet Op. 77 No. 1, etc. And I think you mentioned the Strauss Violin Sonata. And that's just the stuff I know about - I'm sure you know MANY more flute transcriptions than I'm aware of.

 

RE: Lark Ascending, posted on January 5, 2017 at 20:30:44
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Paula Robison is one of those "sleeper" musicians who I wonder why wasn't more famous in the classical world..... She has a big sound and relaxed vibrato, and really nails the modern compositions......
   

 

RE: And "The Lark Ascending" is a transcription that works pretty well on flute, posted on January 5, 2017 at 21:09:07
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You're right, there are many. Denis Bouriakov has made the Sibelius and Mendelssohn violin concertos part of his standard repetoire, and he isn't the first to play them on the flute. One of my favorites is the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata.

 

Well, she is rather famous, for a flute player , posted on January 6, 2017 at 08:52:28
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She has had a successful and busy career as a solo performer from the beginning, and is probably the best known and most successful American flutist of her generation.
Of course, she is about the same age as James Galway (2 years younger according to wikipedia), and he pretty much eclipsed others of his generation.

 

RE: Well, she is rather famous, for a flute player , posted on January 7, 2017 at 08:14:09
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I guess she was under my radar.... Unlike some other good ones like William Kincaid, Julius Baker, Marcel Moyse, Doriot Anthony Dwyer.....
   

 

Those are all much earlier players, posted on January 7, 2017 at 19:09:17
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Especially Marcel Moyse, who was born in 1889 and knew and worked with Faure, Debussy and Ravel. Moyse, who lived until 1984, and Julius Baker (1915-2003)were both teachers of Paula Robison. Kincaid (1895-1967) was Baker's teacher. Even Doriot Dwyer is 19 years older than Robison.

But that is an excellent list of great 20th century players. You could add Severino Gazzeloni (1919-1992), Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922-2000) and Aurele Nicolet (1926-2016).

Galway and Robison are in their 70s now and not as active as performers. The big gun soloists of more recent years include Emmanuel Pahud, Jacques Zoon, Sharon Bezaly and Denis Bouriakov.

 

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