French Inspirations

Product Code: French Inspirations
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French Inspirations - New CD! 
Catherine Ransom Karoly, Flute

with Joanne Pearce Martin, Piano

A terrific new CD featuring late 19th and 20th century French music for Flute and Piano including many of the Paris Conservatory Examination pieces plus Syrinx and Danse de la Chevre

  1 Suite, Op. 116: I. Allegretto (Godard)    
  2 Suite, Op. 116: II. Idylle (Godard)      
  3 Suite, Op. 116: III. Waltz (Godard)      
  4 Cantibile et Presto (Enesco)      
  5 Syrinx (Debussy)      
  6 Concertino, Op. 107 (Chaminade)      
  7 Fantasie, Op. 79 (Faure)      
  8 Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando (Gaubert)      
  9 Danse De La Chevre (Honneger)      
  10 Sonatine (Dutilleux)

Program Notes from Ms. Karoly: The inspiration for this project came from students and friends. I have played and taught these pieces for decades and have always wished I had a CD to hand to students to demonstrate color, rubato, and nuance in a way that words fail to do. From the first time I learned these pieces as a junior high and high school student of Susan Morris De Jong (how she put up with my sloppy technique, I’ll never understand!), to studying them in college with Robert Cole and Mary Kay Fink, and then fine-tuning them in my studies with Carol Wincenc , I have always loved this music and find these pieces to be some of the best in the literature. The Faure, Enesco, Gaubert, Chaminade, and Dutilleux were all written as competition pieces for flutists at the Paris Conservatory and still hold their ground as excellent audition and competition choices. The two pieces for solo flute are pieces that allow the player tremendous opportunities for character and interpretation. The Godard is just fun to play!

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