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American Music for Flute and Orchestra - DIAMOND, D. / DORATI, A. / KRENEK, E. / ROGERS, B. (Young)

American Music for Flute and Orchestra - DIAMOND, D. / DORATI, A. / KRENEK, E. / ROGERS, B. (Young)

Artist(s) Johnson, Charles Anthony, Conductor • Young, Alison, flute • Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue TROY308
Label Albany
Quality   320kbps


One of a Kind
Review By cyrelkid2,January 2011

This brilliant survey of four American works for flute and orchestra fills a valuable gap in the flute discography. The liner notes indicate that “The 4 works on this CD represent some of the finest flute literature from this country". This claim is no exaggeration.

The first and most substantial item is David Diamonds flute concerto. The outer movements have a verve and restlessness that typifies the music of this composer. Alison Young provides brilliant technique allied to a limpid, singing tone.

Ms. Young's tone is vividly displayed in "Soliloquy" by Bernard Rogers. This short mood piece, accompanied by strings alone, eschews virtuosity for singing lines and many nuances of tone color.

This is followed by the short "Suite for Flute and more....


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