Angela Massey & Vahan Sargsyan | The Elements

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The Elements

by Angela Massey & Vahan Sargsyan

Works for solo flute, as well as flute and piano, that represent the four elements. Described as “beautiful and enchanting, the performances on this CD are magical!” by Jeanne Baxtresser, former principal flute of the NY Philharmonic.
Genre: Classical: Twentieth Century
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1. Joseph Schwantner: Black Anemones (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
4:52 album only
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2. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: I. Andantino (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
2:06 album only
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3. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: II. Allegro (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
1:07 album only
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4. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: III. Allegro Moderato (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
1:19 album only
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5. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: IV. Allegretto Moderato (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
1:57 album only
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6. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: V. Molto Moderato (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
2:08 album only
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7. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: VI. Allegro Giocoso (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
1:24 album only
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8. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: VII. Vivace Energico (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
1:39 album only
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9. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: VIII. Allegretto Tranquillo (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
2:18 album only
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10. Jean-Michel Damase: Paysages: IX. Andante (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
2:47 album only
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11. Katherine Hoover: Reflections
7:15 album only
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12. Robert Beaser: The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
3:51 album only
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13. Shulamit Ran: East Wind
5:25 album only
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14. Daniel Dorff: April Whirlwind (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
7:46 album only
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15. Ian Clarke: Orange Dawn (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
6:04 album only
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16. Daniel Schnyder: The Four Elements: Earth - Gaia (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
3:55 album only
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17. Daniel Schnyder: The Four Elements: Kyklos Aquae (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
3:55 album only
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18. Daniel Schnyder: The Four Elements: Aulos (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
2:32 album only
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19. Daniel Schnyder: The Four Elements: Il Fuoco - 'feuertanz' (feat. Vahan Sargsyan)
3:20 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
All of the works selected relate to the classical elements of earth, water, wind, and fire. While the repertoire is unified by this theme, each work is based on its own unique story, poem, or image. The goal of this recording project is to support the development of art through new compositions and bring recognition to the composers that surround us today.

Angela Massey maintains a versatile career as a solo artist, chamber artist, orchestral musician, and instructor. As a soloist, she has presented recitals at venues including the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, and National Flute Association Convention. Outside of the United States, she has performed in England, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Switzerland. In regard to chamber music, she serves as the founder and Artistic Director of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble arranging and performing numerous recitals each year. It is her eighth season as flute and piccolo with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. She was awarded prizes in the Alexander and Buono Competition, Frank Bowen Competition, Myrna Brown Competition, and a certificate in the Gheorghe Dima International Competition in Romania. Her instructors have been Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Martha Kitterman, and Brooks de Wetter-Smith. She received a Certificate in Advanced Flute Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Armenian pianist, Vahan Sargsyan, holds graduate and post graduate degrees from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatoire where he studied with honorary teacher of Armenia, Elza Tandilyan, and his father, renowned pianist Villi Sargsyan. In 1991, Mr. Sargsyan was named laureate of the International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. By the Pittsburgh Concert Society he was selected several times as a winner in the solo and chamber music categories. Mr. Sargsyan has concertized in Armenia, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Austria, Argentina, Brazil, USA, and Canada. His recordings are released by Ablaze Records, Aerophon Recordings, and Alanna Records. Vahan has performed as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and over the last few years has appeared regularly at the orchestra’s keyboards. He currently serves as a pianist and chamber music coach at Carnegie Mellon University.

For more information, visit angelamasseyflute.com or astralisensemble.com.

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