Laurel Zucker | Take a Walk on the Wilder Side-Flute Music of Alec Wilder

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Take a Walk on the Wilder Side-Flute Music of Alec Wilder

by Laurel Zucker

Laurel zucker, Daniel Kennedy (bongos and marimba), Lorna Peters (harpsichord), and Richard Cionco (piano) all provide a superlative, jazzy performance of this newly recorded music by american jazz/classical legend Alec Wilder.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Answer to a Poem for Flute and Piano
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2. Small Suite for Flute and Piano
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3. Suite for Flute and Piano
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4. mvt. 2
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5. mvt. 3
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6. Suite for Flute and Harpsichord
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7. mvt. 2
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8. mvt. 3
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9. Low Register Suite No. 3 for solo flute
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10. mvt. 2
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11. mvt. 3
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12. mvt. 4
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13. mvt. 5
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14. mvt. 6
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15. Flute/Alto Flute & Bongos No. 1
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16. Flute and Bongos No.2
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17. Four Short Solos for Flute(and Samuel Baron)
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18. mvt. 2
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19. mvt. 3
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20. mvt. 4
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21. Sonata No. 1 for flute(alto flute & picollo)
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22. mvt. 2
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23. mvt. 3
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24. mvt. 4
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25. Low Register Suite No. 1 for solo flute
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26. mvt. 2
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27. mvt. 3
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28. mvt. 4
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29. mvt. 5
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30. mvt. 6
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31. Suite for flute and marimba
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32. mvt. 2
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33. mvt. 3
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34. mvt. 4
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35. mvt. 5
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36. mvt. 6
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37. Suite for Unaccompanied Flute
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38. mvt. 2
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39. mvt. 3
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40. mvt. 4
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41. mvt. 5
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42. mvt. 6
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43. mvt. 7
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44. mvt. 8
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45. mvt. 9
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46. mvt. 10
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47. mvt. 11
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
LAUREL ZUCKER HAS RECEIVED THE BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2006 from THE JUST PLAIN FOLKS AWARDS 2006!!



Laurel Zucker, flutist, has been compared to Rampal and Galway by Gramophone Magazine. Samuel Baron, called her \"the leading solo flautist of her generation\".
This is a tour de force recording featuring a great mix of classical/jazz/musical style pieces by Alec Wilder. alec Wilder also wrote music performed by Frank Sinatra.

Gramophone issue December 2007 states \"Zucker shapes everything with lovely gradations of timbre and nuance, and her phrasing keeps the ear mesmerised.\" Laurel Zucker is described by Gramophone Magazine 2003 \"as polished and gratifying as Rampal and Galway. Zucker\'s interpretations are splendid all round. Her tone is airy and sweet, her virtuosity graceful.\"

In 2004 Gramophone \"strongly recommended\" The Complete Telemann Fantasies for Flute and The Complete J.S. Bach Flute Sonatas on Cantilena Records describing her performances as \"intelligent, naturally phrased

and highly musical with a rich sound beyond reproach.\" In the August 2003 book, Inspirational Stories from the World\'s Best Flute Players, Laurel Zucker is featured along with James Galway, Herbie Mann, Ian Andersen, and Julius Baker. Fanfare Magazine refers to Ms. Zucker \"as a forceful advocate for 20th century music,\" and when she was awarded the Aaron Copland Fund for Music from the American Music Center to record the 1998 Take a Walk on the Wilder Side-CD, Fanfare Magazine stated \"this disc fills an important niche in American Music as well as flute literature.\"

With 45 CD releases available on Cantilena Records, Ms. Zucker can be heard regularly on worldwide classical radio stations. She has performed many times in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Mondavi Center, etc. As a concerto soloist she has been featured with the American Symphony Orch., Erkel Chamber Orch. of Budapest, The Orch. of NY The Gold Country Orch., Merced Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, The Arlington Symph. Orch., and toured with the Sumara Orch. of Russia. As an active chamber artist she has performed with the Marlboro Festival and Tour, Harvard Chamber Players, Music Fest of Arizona, Music in the Mountains, UC Davis Chamber Players,Wet Ink Festival and Chamber Music Alive! As a jazz flutist Jazz Now 2005 describes her performance as \"Laurel\'s flute cutting the still air with a deep-felt emotion to the very last note.\" Claude Bolling in March 2004 on Zucker\'s Bolling Jazz Suites CD writes \"Dear Laurel Zucker, Your recording is beautiful, musician partners are excellent and your flute playing superb!!!\" Of the Flute Music by French Composers CD, Sir James Galway recommends on his website \"This is a really good record and should be in the library of all serious students. The repertoire is very good and it is beautifully played by Miss Zucker. I have a copy and think it is outstanding...\"

As an active performer and supporter of the flute community, Ms. Zucker has been a guest performer/teacher at the New York Flute Club, The Portland Flute Society, The Houston Flute Society, LA Flute Club, Dallas Flute Festival, North Carolina School of the Arts and the National Flute Association Convention. In 2000 The Year of the Rome Aureole Jubilee (hosted by the City of Rome and the Pope) three of Ms. Zucker\'s Cantilena Records CDs (Serenades; Music of Guiliani for Flute and Guitar; Mozart Flute Quartets CDs) were played non-stop for six months throughout the largest Convention Center of Rome, Italy and were also featured in a documentary created at UCLA on the Santa Maria Maggiora Chapel of Rome.

November 2007, Laurel Zucker and Mark Delpriora were presented with

THE GOLD ARTIST AWARD from RadioIndy

for their 2007 CD, Masterpieces for Flute and Guitar.

In 2006 Ms. Zucker received

THE BEST CLASSICAL SOLO INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2006 from The Just Plain Folks Awards.

As Professor of Flute at California State Univ., Sacramento since 1988,

Ms. Zucker received the 1998 President\'s Award for Creative and Scholarly Research, 1998 and 2000 Creative Research Awards, a

nd 1989 Professional Promise Award.

In 1978 she won Artists International Competition and gave her Carnegie Recital Hall Debut. Her first performances in Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center

were at the age of 16 performing 1st flute in the Alexander Schneider\'s Orchestra.

Ms. Zucker graduated from Juilliard where she studied with

Samuel Baron for 3 years; with Paula Robison for two years at New England Conservatory of Music; and privately with Marcel Moyse and Julius Baker.

Ms. Zucker holds a Masters in Music Composition from New York University.

Her compositions are published by Lyra International and

Bourne Music Company and are recorded on Cantilena Records.

In 2008 a new website www.laurelzuckermasterclass.com was launched

providing a new DVD series of flute masterclasses lead by Ms. Zucker.


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Jay

Flute and Bongos
This is my first time listening to Laurel Zucker.
An amazing talent with such a beautiful conception of sound. The Wilder Flute and bongos pieces were so inventive.