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The National Flute Association
Historic Recording Series, Vol. 2
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 17, 1922, a young Italian couple by the name of Mariano welcomed the first of their four children, and named him Joseph. Joseph's father worked for the railroad; his mother keep house and raised the children - and sang. She sang magnificently, in a beautiful, slightly husky mezzo-soprano voice. She sang from dawn to dusk - lullabies, folk and popular songs, even grand opera. In fact the whole Mariano clan adored opera; perhaps this is why as a payment for a job, Joseph's father was once given a flute.
The instrument intrigued young Joseph, who started lessons at age twelve, and was soon satisfying his cousins' demands for famous opera arias....
Walter Gieseking: Sonatine
Joseph Jongen: Concert a cinq
Alec Wilder: Quintet for Winds No. 1
Francis Couperin: Concert Royal No. 4
- 3 2. Calme
- 4 3. Tres decide
Walter Piston: Quintet for Flute and String Quartet
- 7 Prelude: gravement
- 8 Courante Francoise
- 9 Sarabande: tres tendrement
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in B Minor
- 10 Allegro moderato e grazioso
- 11 Andantino con espressione
- 12 Vivace e leggiero
- 13 Allegro non troppo
James Adair: Concertino da Camera for flute, harp and strings
Irving Fin: Partita for Wind Quintet
- 15 Threnody for Flute and Strings
Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in E-flat major
- 17 1. Introduction and Theme: Allegro moderato
- 18 2. Variation: Poco vivace
Year Released: 2001
Produced by Andra Bohnet and Fenwick Smith
This CD is a collaborative project of the National Flute Association and the Eastman School of Music
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