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Friday, April 10, 2015

Just Opened - April 10th, 2015

A lively combination of new works, traditional music, new takes on traditional works, and just plain musical fun - today on Just Opened!

Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Osorio's Official Website
ISBN# 7 35131 91402 4
Osorio is a pianist familiar to our WSCL listeners.  This release from 2013 features the rarely performed or recorded 1940 Piano Concerto of Carlos Chavez, a combination of percussion and abstract angles combined with folk-influenced melodies create an exciting soundworld.  3 smaller works for piano complete the program.

Mozart for Flute & Orchestra
Robert Stallman, flute
Robert Stallman's Official Website
ISBN# 7 00261 41641 0
My Delight of the Week!  An ALL-MOZART program  of works that feature flute, featuring the seasoned artistry of Robert Stallman.  Katerina Englichova joins him for the Concerto for Harp and Flute, and  Isabelle Chapuis matches him note for note on the Concertante for 2 Flutes and Orchestra.  A new transcription of the Andante and Rondo from the Haffner Serenade completes this program that is everything you expect of great works for flute and orchestra, and Mozart.

Robert Benton, euphonium
Robert Benton's Official Website
ISBN# 6 70541 35918 1
Providing a wide range of music from a transcription of traditional Rossini, to a zippy work for varied vocals (reminiscent of Bobby McFerren) with euphonium, and a compelling, beautiful rendition of Arvo Part's "Mirror in Mirror"... this CD simultaneously shatters and exceeds your expectations of a Euphonium "recital" CD.

Amy Burton, soprano
Patrick Mason, baritone
John Musto, piano
John Musto's Official Website
ISBN# 0 90404 94302 7
Incredible pianist John Musto has been a regular on our WSCL playlists in his own compositions and others.  Here he turns his talented fingers to the swingtime finger twisters of Gershwin, Loesser and other favorite composers of the American Songbook.   Burton is a long time principal with the Met Opera, Mason trained at Peabody and is a frequently requested recording artist.   A fun, showy collection of showtunes!

Special Thanks to Taylor Goebel, our S.U. Practicum, for pulling together the pics, links, and basic info. to help you find the CD you liked best, Just Opened!
Kara Dahl Russell

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