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“Odyssey” Makes Best of 2012 Top Classical

I am deeply honored that our recording “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano,” a 2-CD set on Innova Recordings, made Best of 2012 Top Classical albums in Philadelphia City Paper by Peter Burwasser.

www.citypaper.net/music/2012-12-06-best-classical-2012.html

On the recording, pianist Charles Abramovic and I perform wonderful works by an all-star group of composers: Mason Bates, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Richard Danielpour, Michael Djupstrom, Katherine Hoover, Daniel Kellogg, Gerald Levinson, David Ludwig, Andrew Rudin, David Bennett Thomas, and Zhou Tian.

To listen and purchase:

Stillman/Abramovic Odyssey Artist Page at Innova Recordings

On my website

At Amazon

This was an exciting and challenging recording project and it is a great pleasure to share new, excellent flute music with you!

“Odyssey” Reviewed in The Flutist Quarterly

I am pleased to share the newest review of “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano,” a 2-CD set on which I perform with Charles Abramovic, piano on Innova Recordings, in The Flutist Quarterly. It was reviewed by Andrea Kapell Loewy in the Fall 2012 issue of this publication, which is the journal of the National Flute Association.

“Odyssey” includes world premiere recordings of works by Mason Bates, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Richard Danielpour, Michael Djupstrom, Katherine Hoover, Daniel Kellogg, Gerald Levinson, David Ludwig, Andrew Rudin, David Bennett Thomas, and Zhou Tian.

The CD is available through Innova Recordings, my website, Amazon, and wherever CDs are sold.

 

 

Syrinx Journey Day 31: Recital at University of Delaware

This is from my recital this afternoon at the University of Delaware. My program, with pianist Charles Abramovic, including sonatas by Leo Smit and Paul Hindemith, Doppler’s Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Piazzolla’s Étude tanguistique #3, a set of works in an Eastern European folk and gypsy vein – Michael Djupstrom’s Sejdefu Majka Budase, a work based on a Balkan folk song Charlie and I recorded on our “Odyssey” CD, Dvorak’s Songs my Mother Taught Me, and Monti’s Czardas – and naturally Debussy’s Syrinx.

Flute professor Eileen Grycky invited me to teach a masterclass for her flute studio, which took place after the recital. I enjoyed working with her talented and well-prepared students. The events took place in lovely Gore Recital Hall.

With Charlie

At the masterclass. I was discussing tension in the hands, not throwing a punch.

With Eileen Grycky and her students