Susan Piltch | Out of the Shadows

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Out of the Shadows

by Susan Piltch

Flutist Susan Piltch is her own piano accompanist on this recording of flute and piano music. Three of the compositions are her own and the others are songs she wishes she had written.
Genre: Classical: Romantic Era
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Healing
2:31 $0.99
2. Three Dialogues for Flute or Oboe: No. I
2:19 $0.99
3. Three Romances, Op. 94: I. Nicht schnell
3:01 $0.99
4. Three Romances, Op. 94: II. Einfach, innig
3:48 $0.99
5. Three Romances, Op. 94: III. Nicht schnell
4:58 $0.99
6. Scherzino
1:46 $0.99
7. Worship (Retzei)
2:33 $0.99
8. Little One - lullaby for Kienna
2:37 $0.99
9. Song for Sue
1:56 $0.99
10. I Lift Up My Eyes (Esa Einai)
2:44 $0.99
11. Spirits
2:01 $0.99
12. Vocalise, Op. 34: No. 14
5:36 $0.99
13. Two Pieces: No. I: Air and No. II: Hornpipe
3:24 $0.99
14. Sonata for Treble Recorder (or Flute): Largo
1:28 $0.99
15. Sonata for Treble Recorder (or Flute): Presto
2:20 $0.99
16. Sonata for Treble Recorder (or Flute): Recitative
1:31 $0.99
17. Sonata for Treble Recorder (or Flute): Finale
1:16 $0.99
18. Out of the Shadows
4:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
Flutist/Pianist has new CD release (2009)

Together at last, flute & piano recorded by the same performer, Toronto
musician Susan Piltch, on a CD of classical music. Her own composition,
Out of the Shadows, is the title tune, inspired by a comment made to her
about coming out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

Music on the CD includes Rachmaninoff's famous Vocalise, Schumann's Three
Romances, Purcell's Air & Hornpipe, a Sonata by Herbert Murrill. Contemporary
melodic music includes compositions by Ben Steinberg, Bernard Piltch, Stephen
Richards, Oliver Schroer, Robert Fleming. Three of Susan's compositions are on
this recording.

A mix of classical, contemporary and original music.

"Susan's brilliant new album explores beautiful original and classical repertoire while sharing magical moments of growing up in an illustrious musical family.
I love your CD. The flute draws me in so deep that I forget that you are also playing piano. Upon remembering, I am always astounded."
[Ron Korb, flutist]

"I am enchanted by the selections which were chosen, and very impressed by your gorgeous tone. It reminds me of James Galway in its sweetness, warmth and variety of tone colour. I particularly love the "Out of the Shadows" and the Romance #2 from op. 94, by Schumann, and of course, the Rachmaninov Vocalise. Your work was obviously a labour of love of music and love of family."
[Jan Szot, violinist]

"What Susan has done here is truly remarkable! To accompany a soloist residing in ones’ head… and then solo to an existing accompaniment that is pre-recorded by ones’ self is no simple matter. The result is a fantastic recording by two very like-minded people in a great acoustic space!"
[Charlie Gray, musician/composer/mastering engineer]
Review of Out of the Shadows - Flute Focus Magazine, May 2010

“Out of the shadows” sees the versatile Toronto based musician Susan Piltch drawing on her skills as a composer, flautist and pianist to produce a very personal album of original works and fresh classically inspired miniatures.

The title track was written by Piltch and is scored for 7 flutes, all of which are played by the composer. Inspired by friends joking about her playing flute and piano at the same time, Susan used the recording studio to do just that and layer her recording one part at a time.

Piltch accompanies herself on a journey of sentimental melodies in arrangements for solo flute, solo piano, flute and piano. Alongside three of her own original compositions, Susan performs classical favourites such as Robert Schumann’s “Three Romances" and Rachmaninoff’s "Vocalise".

Contemporary offerings include Oliver Schroer‘s “Healing” which sounds like a modern Irish folk song for solo flute, the reverant Jewish influenced “I lift up my eyes” by Ben Steinberg, and Robert Fleming’s romantic “Dialogues” for flute and piano.

The album is a heartfelt recording that is dedicated to her parents and celebrates the influence of the artist's late father, jazz saxophonist Bernard Piltch.

[Laila is a reviewer for Flute Focus Magazine]



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Paul Birston, former flute student of Susan’s.

The Enduring Quality of Inspiring Music
Ever since my first flute lesson with Susan I have known she is a gifted flutist and highly effective, encouraging and inspiring teacher. What I discovered to my surprise and delight upon hearing Out of the Shadows, is that Susan is also an accomplished pianist, musical interpreter and composer.

Music is a divine gift that transcends description by words and communicates in its own way without them. To try, however, to describe in words the beauty and diversity of Susan’s recording and the journey of melody, harmony and moods she takes her listeners through the following words come to mind: exquisite, enchanting, peaceful, pensive, powerful, delicate, strong, spry, spritely, cheerful, moody, gentle, sensitive, spacious, delightful, playful, deep, soul restoring, refreshing, uplifting.

There is an enduring quality to inspiring music. One never grows tired of listening to it, or playing it, year after year. It reminds us of all the good formed into the world. Out of the Shadows has this enduring quality. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.