Laurel Zucker And Marc Shapiro | Madrigal For Flute And Piano

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Madrigal For Flute And Piano

by Laurel Zucker And Marc Shapiro

A flute and piano CD that will take you out into the countryside, near rivers and through mountains
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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1. Carl Reineke- Movement 1 Laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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2. Carl Reineke -Movement 2 laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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3. Carl Reineke - Movement 3 laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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4. Carl Reineke- Movement 4 laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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5. Philippe Gaubert- Divertissement laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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6. Francois Doppler- Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Opus 26 laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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7. George Hue- Fantasie laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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8. Philippe Gaubert - Madrigal laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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9. T. Boehm - Nel Cor Piu Variations laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Laurel Zucker & Marc Shapiro, flute and piano team, have consistently released five star recordings over the last 11 years. this is their sixth release with music to relax and energise the listener!
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Madrigal is described by DMusic REVIEWS as a \"slice of heaven!\"

Laurel Zucker received THE BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO ALBUM of 2006 by The Just Plain Folks Awards!

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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R.E. Smith

Loved It!
All I can say is that this CD, the musical selections and the playing, is unbearably gorgeous. You can just see the Undine story play out in front of you as you listen. The other selections are great too. Bravo!

Reba H.

Stunning from the gorgeous cover to the very last note!
While listening to Reineke's "Undine" Sonata I could not help looking at the CD cover and thinking about being swept up into the waves of the sea. Laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro play with such perfection and deep emotion in this five star performance of the sonata. The Doppler Hungarian Fantasie is equally as beautiful. I can not say enough superlatives about this dynamic flute and piano team. Surely they are the finest flute and piano duo I have heard. My flute CD collection is massive and so I can say without any doubt that Laurel Zucker is the best flutist anyone can hear today.