- Cadence Classics CC1001 (1998, USA).
- Performed by Duo Cavatina.
- Flute and piccolo, Carol Shansky.
- Guitar, Seth Himmelhoch.
- Produced and edited by Max Surla.
- Engineered by Louis Brown.
- Recorded at Myers Recital Hall, NYC.
- Design by Iris Jeromnimon.
- © 1998 Cadence Classics, 3 Hillcrest Rd., Tenafly, NJ 07670.
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA "L'HISTOIRE DU TANGO"
- Bordell 1900 (4:00).
- Café 1930 (6:31).
- Nightclub 1960 (5:36).
- Concert d'aujourd'hui (2:53).
RODRIGO RIERA "CANCION CAROREÑA"
- (for solo guitar) (3:04).
ALFREDO VIANNA (PIXINGUINHA) "FIVE CHÔROS"
- Dininha-valsa (for solo guitar) (2:34).
- Cheguei (2:57).
- Tico-valsa (3:22).
- Um a Zero (for piccolo and guitar) (2:34).
- Passa Tempo (2:56).
PHILIP GLASS "SERENADE FOR SOLO FLUTE"
- Prelude (2:11).
- Caprice (0:51).
- Intermezzo (0:52).
- Lament (2:27).
- Arioso (0:47).
- Finale (1:31).
ROBERT BEASER "From MOUNTAIN SONGS"
- Barbara Allen (3:41).
- The House Carpenter (2:12).
- He's Gone Away (5:38).
- Hush You Bye (4:46).
- Cindy (2:31).
Total Time 1:05:22.
The Serenade for Solo Flute, while not typical of the minimalist style of Philip Glass (b. 1937), is related to that tradition by the miniature nature of the movements, each of which relies on repeated themes. Glass captures the light nature of the 18th century instrumental serenade in each of the short songs and dances that make up this work. Philip Glass actually started his musical life as a flutist, studying at the Peabody Conservatory before obtaining the Master's Degree in Composition at Juilliard. After studying with Nadia Boulanger, he went on to write such well-known works as Einstein on the Beach and the score to the film Koyaanisqatsi.
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