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Flute Sketches

by Samantha Chang

Mosaic of flute favourites. Collection of familiar and previously undiscovered gems in flute solo and ensemble repertoire.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. A Caged Partridge's Longing
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2. Serenade
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3. Fantaisie on Mignon
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4. Sonata: I. Allegro moderato
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5. Sonata: II. Scherzo Allegro giocoso
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6. Sonata: III. Aria Andante
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7. Sonata: IV. Finale Allegro molto gajo
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8. Oblivion
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9. Ballade for Flute & Orchestra, Op. 288: Adagio - Allegro - Tempo
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10. The Exodus Partita
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11. Four Sketches, Op. 5: III. Romance
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12. Four Sketches, Op. 5: IV. Humoreske
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CD Review by Allan Pulker of Wholenote Magazine (April 2009)

Flute Sketches - Mosaic of Flute Favourites

Samantha Chang; Ellen Meyer; Khai Nguyen; Amy Laing

Independent (www.samanthaflute.com)

Flutist Samantha Chang’s debut CD, “Flute Sketches” offers a variety of repertoire, ranging from Paul Taffanel’s Mignon Fantasy of 1866 to Tod Dorozio’s The Exodus Partita written just last year for Ms. Chang. From the one hundred and forty-two years separating these two compositions are works by Albert Woodall, Erwin Schulhoff, Carl Reinecke, Eugene Goossens, Astor Piazzolla and Mizi Tan.

Ms. Chang is at her best in the lyrical music she has chosen for the CD. She has a strong affinity, for example, to A Caged Partridge’s Longing, by Toronto flutist, composer and her first teacher, Mizi Tan, using a sound akin to that of a bamboo flute, entirely appropriate to the piece. Her interpretation of Schulhoff’s Sonata, especially the first movement, is very convincing, although I often wished she could bring to more of her playing the intensity of sound she produced about three-quarters of the way through Carl Reinecke’s late (1908) composition, Ballade.

The always confident but never intrusive piano playing of Ellen Meyer makes a tremendous contribution throughout. Amy Laing’s expressive cello in Piazzolla’s Oblivion and Khai Nguyen’s capable violin playing in the Piazzolla and in Goossens’ Romance and Humoreske add variety and interest.

Ms. Chang is a young and resourceful artist with a strong personal commitment to the flute. This CD is a promising beginning.

Allan Pulker

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