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“Freedom” ranks highly on Billboard’s classical charts

Mimi Stillman’s new CD “Freedom” (Innova Recordings) with premiere recordings by Richard Danielpour, David Finko, and Mieczyslaw Weinberg, ranked highly on Billboard‘s classical charts!  In this recording of music for the triumph of artistic freedom and the human spirit, Mimi is joined by longtime duo pianist Charles Abramovic, and in the Danielpour, cellist Yumi Kendall.

Visit album page at Innova here. Purchase at Amazon here or iTunes here.

Here are some early media coverage and rave reviews for “Freedom”:

Tablet Magazine’s Vox podcast. Listen to Mimi talk about “Freedom”:
“Stillman’s great technical ability and use of color creates a powerful experience for the listener… the duo of Stillman and Abramovic has been working together for 14 years and their sensitive, passionate playing plumbs the depths of sorrow and inspiration.” 
Jonathan S. Tobin, The New York Sun
“Gravitas for flute. . .likely to expand the flute repertoire with works that defy the stereotypical emotional limitations of wind instruments.”
– David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Mimi Stillman brings tremendous brilliance, authority, as well as nuance to her playing. Accolades go to her stellar collaborators too: pianist Charles Abramovic, whose partnership with Stillman makes for a hand-in-glove match.”
Shulamit Ran, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
“An invaluable disc, beautifully played and beautifully recorded”
Steven Stucky, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
“Not only do they [Stillman and Abramovic] find just the right rhythmic balance, but even their tones interact in a lovely way, with Stillman’s always fresh, tightly focused sound finding a welcome embrace in Abramovic’s multi-hued tonality.”
Peter Burwasser, Broad Street Review
Stillman1.Freedom CD cover Innova Recordings

New CD: “Freedom” release October 30

Stillman1.Freedom CD cover Innova Recordings

Mimi’s new CD “Freedom” with Charles Abramovic, piano will be released October 30 by Innova Recordings. This groundbreaking album contains three premiere recordings: Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s newly rediscovered 1947 Five Pieces for Flute and Piano, and two Dolce Suono Ensemble commissions by David Finko and Richard Danielpour (with Yumi Kendall, cello). This compelling recording is a testament to the triumph of artistic freedom and the human spirit.

Click here for Innova Recordings page.

Click here to pre-order at Amazon.

Click here to pre-order at iTunes.

Syrinx Journey Day 299: “Syrinx” with Benjamin C.S. Boyle

I had a delightful evening with my friend Benjamin C.S. Boyle, who is a wonderful composer. I premiered his Sonata-Cantilena for Flute and Piano, commissioned by my Dolce Suono Ensemble, and recorded it with pianist Charles Abramovic on my CD “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano” (Innova Recordings). We played through some of Benjamin’s recent compositions. After Syrinx, you will hear the closing section of his song setting of Robert Herrick’s “To Music.”