Air - Cynthia Phelps (viola); Joshua Smith (flute); Joshua Smith (flute); Yolanda Kondonassis (harp); Oberlin 21;...
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  1. Danses sacrée et profane, for chromatic harp & string orchestra, L. 103
  2. And then I knew 'twas wind, for flute, viola & harp
  3. Syrinx, for solo flute, L. 129
  4. Toward the Sea II, for alto flute, harp & strings
  5. Air for solo flute
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  1. Danses sacrée et profane, for chromatic harp & string orchestra, L. 103
  2. And then I knew 'twas wind, for flute, viola & harp
  3. Syrinx, for solo flute, L. 129
  4. Toward the Sea II, for alto flute, harp & strings
  5. Air for solo flute
  6. Sonate en trio, for flute, viola & harp, L. 137
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Although the two composers featured on this album were widely separated by time, place, nationality, and artistic heritage, a natural affinity may be detected in their music; whether it was through Claude Debussy's refined harmonies and timbres, inspired in part by late nineteenth century orientalism, or through Toru Takemitsu's rarefied tonal palette, plainly inspired by French Impressionism, both specialized in music that is remarkably light and transparent, and several of their chamber works fit uncommonly well together. ...

Air 2008, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408069420

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