Rorem / Piston / Françaix: Flute Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL394     Release Date: 2011-02-15
Ingrid Dingfelder, flute; Herbert Levine, guitar; Anita Gordon, piano

Ned Rorem writes:

Romeo And Juliet was commissioned by Adolf Dingfelder for his wife, Ingrid Dingfelder, who gave the premiere of the suite with Herbert Levine, on March 1st, 1978 in New York's Tully Hall.

“The piece was composed between May and August, 1977, in Nantucket and Saratoga Springs. My sole intent was to invent a work that would graciously exploit both flute and guitar as individuals, and as a pair.

“Because people chide me for what they call 'pretentious' program notes, let me only add that the subtitles, which are of course drawn from Shakespeare's tragedy, will be made clear by the music.

Walter Piston's Flute Sonata, written in 1930, is a favorite of recitalists as well as one of the composer's most engaging works. It was dedicated to Georges Laurent and first performed by him in February 1931. The work is in three movements — Allegro moderato e grazioso, Adagio, and Allegro vivace.

Jean Francaix (b. LeMans, France, 1912) began his musical studies at an early age at the Le Mans Conservatory, which his father directed. He went on to the Paris Conservatory, where he studied composition with Nadia Boulanger, and piano with Isidor Phillipp. His music is rooted in the classical French tradition. His chamber works remain the most popular in his large output, which includes two operas, ten ballet scores, a musical comedy, an oratorio and symphony. The Suite For Unaccompanied Flute is in six movements; Caprice, Pavane, Saltarelle, Allemande, Menuet, and March. It was written in 1962 and first performed that year by Christian Larder.



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Track Listing

Romeo and Juliet: I. "I Ne'er Saw True Beauty Till This Night"
Ned Rorem
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Romeo and Juliet: II. "Queen Mab Hath Been with You. She is the Fairies Midwife...She Gallops Night by Night Through Lovers' Brains..."
Ned Rorem
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Romeo and Juliet: III. "How Silver-Sweet Sound Lovers Tongues by Night"
Ned Rorem
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Romeo and Juliet: IV. "O Serpent Heart..."
Ned Rorem
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Romeo and Juliet: V. "...Sad Hours Seem Long"
Ned Rorem
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Romeo and Juliet: VI. "...It was the Nightingale"
Ned Rorem
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Romeo and Juliet: VII. "Come Weep with Me - Past Hope, Past Cure, Past Help"
Ned Rorem
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Romeo and Juliet: VIII. "...Empty Tigers"
Ned Rorem
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Romeo and Juliet: IX. "...Never was a Story of More Woe"
Ned Rorem
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Sonata for Flute and Piano: I. Allegro moderato e grazioso
Walter Piston
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Sonata for Flute and Piano: II. Adagio
Walter Piston
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Sonata for Flute and Piano: III. Allegro vivace
Walter Piston
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Suite for Unaccompanied Flute: I. Caprice
Jean Fran̤aix
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Suite for Unaccompanied Flute: II. Pavane
Jean Fran̤aix
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Suite for Unaccompanied Flute: III. Saltarelle
Jean Fran̤aix
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Suite for Unaccompanied Flute: IV. Allemande
Jean Fran̤aix
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Suite for Unaccompanied Flute: V. Menuet
Jean Fran̤aix
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Suite for Unaccompanied Flute: VI. March
Jean Fran̤aix
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