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CD 4021
UPC Code #681585402122
MORE AMERICAN FLUTE WORKS

Laurel Ann Maurer, Flute and Alto Flute
Jeff Manookian, Pianist
Mark Neiwirth, pianist
Joanne Pearce Martin, pianist


Laurel Ann Maurer is on the Web
at http://members.aol.com/utaharts/lam/index.htm.


Program:
  • Robert Muczynski - Moments for Flute and Piano
  • Ernest Bloch - Suite Modale for Flute and Piano
  • Eldin Burton - Sonatina for Flute and Piano
  • Jeff Manookian - Sonata for Flute and Piano
  • Yehudi Wyner - All the Rage for Flute (doubling Alto Flute) and Piano
  • Henry Cowell - Two Bits for Flute and Piano

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ANGEL SHADOWS
CD 4006
UPC Code #615594400626
ANGEL SHADOWS

Laurel Ann Maurer, Flute and Alto Flute
Mark Neiwirth, pianist
Joanne Pearce Martin, pianist


"A secure technician and an assured, communicative interpreter."

- New York Times


"Angel Shadows proves again that she is one of America'sfinest flute talents"

- Salt Lake Tribune


"Maurer has a strong, colorful, full sound and a sure technique ... Shemaintains a high energy level and shows true dedication to the cause ofnew music"

- American Record Guide


Acclaimed flutist Laurel Ann Maurer's latest anthology of American flutemusic features  World Premiere Recordings of works by Thom RitterGeorge, Meyer Kupferman , Dana Paul Perna, and Augusta Read Thomas, whoselovely  title track Angel Shadows Ms. Maurer commissioned and premieredat Carnegie Hall. The disc also includes superb performances of WalterPiston's and  Lowell Liebermann's Sonatas for Flute and Piano.  Ms. Maurer is ideally accompanied in the George and Liebermann by pianistMark Neiwirth and Joanne Pearce Martin in the Piston. Angel Shadows createsa unique, panoramic view of the American milieu.

Program:
  • Thom Ritter George - 6 American Folk Songs for Flute and Piano, CN 341
  • Meyer Kupferman - Arcana I for Solo Flute
  • Walter Piston - Sonata for Flute and Piano
  • Dana Paul Perna - Fantasy-Sonata for Unaccompanied flute, op. 45
  • Lowell Liebermann - Sonata for Flute and Piano, op. 23
  • Augusta Read Thomas - Angel Shadows for Solo Alto Flute

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Legacy of the American Woman Composer
CD 4018
UPC Code #681585401828
LEGACY OF THE AMERICAN WOMAN COMPOSER

Laurel Ann Maurer, Flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, pianist


The brilliant American flutist Laurel Ann Maurer returns to 4Tay with another wonderful collection of New American Music - this time celebrating the American Woman Composer. Selections by Libby Larsen, Claire Polin, Gladys Nordenstrom, Gwyneth Walker and Vivian Fine represent a superb cross-section of American musical thinking from the latter half of the 20th Century. New works by Marie Barker Nelson and Jennifer Higdon, both written for Laurel Ann Maurer, point a strong direction for the instrument's future. An important addition to the recorded legacy of American Music, presented by the woman whom Julius Baker called "one of our outstanding and gifted flutists." Sensitive piano accompaniment by Joanne Pearce Martin.

Program:
  • Songs of the Moon - Marie Barker Nelson
  • Legacy - Jennifer Higdon
  • Emily's Images - Vivian Fine
  • Aubade for solo flute - Libby Larsen
  • First Flute Sonata - Claire Polin
  • Rondo for flute and piano - Gladys Nordenstrom
  • Theme and Variations for flute and piano - Gwyneth Walker

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SONATAS
CD 4019
UPC Code #615594401920
SONATAS

Laurel Ann Maurer, Flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, pianist


Having displayed her abundant gifts with new American music on previous 4Tay releases ANGEL SHADOWS and Legacy of the American Woman Composer, Laurel Ann Maurer, turns her attention to three masterworks of the standard flute repertoire. Sonatas by Prokofiev, Franck and Poulenc are presented here in fresh and fabulous new interpretations, with more-than-able assistance from Ms. Maurer's frequent collaborator, Joanne Pearce Martin. Another fine addition to the catalog by this great American Flutist.

Program:
  • Sonata in D Major, Op. 94 - Prokofiev
  • Sonata in A Major - Franck
  • Sonata for flute and piano - Poulenc*

*New recording of the 1994 critical edition of the Poulenc Sonata,

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MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
American Chamber Works for Flute, Clarinet, Piano and String Orchestra

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Russell Harlow, clarinet
John Jensen, piano
Serenade Chamber Orchestra of Armenia




Program:
  • Jeff Manookian - Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
  • Ramiro Cortes - Elegy for Flute and Piano
  • Alec Wilder - Suite for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
  • Leor Kraft - Music for a Sunday Afternoon for Flute and Clarinet
  • Shulamit Ran - East Wind for Solo Flute
  • Robert Muczynski - Duos for Flute and Clarinet in B-flat, Op. 24
  • Robert Muczynski - Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute
  • Carson P. Cooman- Invocation for Solo Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 229

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CD 4029
UPC Code #681585402924
THE HALLELUJAH TREE

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Manah Atanessyan, harp
John Warner Jensen, piano
Serenade Chamber Orchestra of Armenia
Jeff Manookian, conductor


Laurel Ann Maurer is on the Web
at http://members.aol.com/utaharts/lam/index.htm.


Program:
  • Meyer Kupferman - The Hallelujah Tree for flute, harp and strings
  • Dana Paul Perna - Three Conversations Between Two Flutists
  • Jeff Manookian - Sonata for Piccolo and Piano
  • Miguel Chuaqui - Ancient Wing for solo flute
  • Dana Paul Perna - Deux Berceuses for flute and piano


CD 4032
UPC Code #681585403228
Fantasie
French Works for Flute & Piano

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano


Laurel Ann Maurer is on the Web
at http://members.aol.com/utaharts/lam/index.htm.


Program:
  • André Jolivet - Chant de Linos
  • Henri Dutilleux - Sonatine
  • Albert Roussel - Joueurs de Flute, Op. 27
  • Jean Francaix - Divertimento
  • Georges Hüe - Fantasie
  • Claude Debussy - Prélude à L'Après-Midi D'un Faune

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Available at ClassicalCDs.net or from 4Tay Inc. - 516-586-3433