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ANGEL SHADOWS

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

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Program

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

The Critics Say:
NEW YORK TIMES
"A secure technician and an assured, communicative interpreter."


SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
"Angel Shadows proves again that she is one of America's finest flute talents"


AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
"Acclaimed flutist Laurel Ann Maurer's latest anthology of American flute music features World Premiere Recordings of works by Thom Ritter George, Meyer Kupferman, Dana Paul Perna, and Augusta Read Thomas, whose lovely title track Angel Shadows Ms. Maurer commissioned and premiered at Carnegie Hall. The disc also includes superb performances of Walter Piston's and Lowell Liebermann's Sonatas for Flute and Piano. Ms. Maurer is ideally accompanied in the George and Liebermann by pianist Mark Neiwirth and Joanne Pearce Martin in the Piston. Angel Shadows creates a unique, panoramic view of the American milieu."



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LEGACY OF THE AMERICAN WOMAN COMPOSER

Laurel Ann Maurer, Flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, pianist


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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

Laurel Ann Maurer, Flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, pianist


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Program

Sonata in D Major, Op. 94 - Prokofiev
Sonata in A Major - Franck
Sonata for Flute and Piano - Poulenc

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MORE AMERICAN FLUTE WORKS

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

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Program

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



The Critics Say:
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
"Flutist Laurel Ann Maurer...has an interest in contemporary music and has commissioned many pieces for the flute...(She) choose(s) repertoire that shows her strengths: lean energy, crisp technique and a brassy sound...(The pianists) add breadth and balance Maurer's energy by grounding the architecture of each piece. I can sense that Maurer cares about these pieces and they really are a good match for her. This recital has a nice flow, and her Manookian and Wyner and fine first recordings."


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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

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



Read a review from England's MusicWeb here.

The Critics Say:
FLUTE TALK
"Balance, ensemble and intonation are excellent throughout, and some of the selections are charming, particularly the Suite by Wilder and the work by Kraft, which occassionally has shades of ragtime."


AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
"I like her playing ... she is aggressive and dynamic ... Flutists should pick this up, because these are excellent compositions and well played."


GRAMOPHONE
"an intriguing, flute-centric disc... Flutist Laurel Ann Maurer, who takes the lioness' share of work in this programme, has a solid technique herself and surrounds herself with some able collaborators..."




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THE HALLELUJAH TREE

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute, piccolo and alto 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

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


The Critics Say:
FLUTE TALK
""Highly recommended...The Kupferman work is harmonically lush, virtuosic and beautifully performed. (Dana Paul Perna's) Three Conversations Between Two Flutists is a demanding duet, well performed here by Maurer and (Suzanne) Duffy; their tones, vibratos and articulation lengths match so well that the result could have been that of overdubbing by one player."


CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS
"This is an adventurous and wide-ranging survey of works that owe their genesis to the very able soloist and are played by her with great finesse." Read the entire review here.




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FANTASIE

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



The Critics Say:
KANSAS CITY FLUTE ASSOCIATION, Newsletter Vol. XXIX, No. 2
"Maurer is an exceptional player and presents very convincing, honest performances of these virtuosic works. Her tone colors are refreshingly varied, and this recording is, In a word, fabulous."




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