Castérède: Complete Works For Flute, Vol. 3
Format: COMPACT DISC
Thornton, Julie Duncan; Jennings, Christina; de Kock, Benjamin; Caulfield, Daniela; Coughlin, Shane; Arendt, Marcin; Tetreault, Michael; Hay, Connor; Michal, Allyson; du Toit, Cobus; Berlin, Eric; Lee, Doreen; Burden, Andrew; Ferguson, Brook; Shank, Nadine; Kaplan, Emily
Jacques Castérède composed in almost every genre, from stage and symphonic works to competition pieces, with music that remained rooted in expressive melody. This third and final volume of his flute music presents witty neo-Classicism in the 5 Bagatelles, and the composer’s delight in popular music with the post-Debussian 12 Études, works that are both communicative and vibrant. In the Divertimento we meet the composer at his most compulsively subversive, as an expert melodist, harmonist and contrapuntalist, in music as zany as it is disarming. South African native Cobus du Toit has performed in Russia, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, France, Australia and, as a concerto soloist, has performed with orchestras around the globe. Pianist Doreen Lee has appeared on all three volumes. She has performed with notable artists such as the Takács Quartet, violist Geraldine Walther, Colorado Symphony principal horn Michael Thornton, flautists Christina Jennings and Katherine Kemler, and cellist Johannes Moser, among others. She is also the pianist of the du Toit/Lee Duo, formed in collaboration with flautist Cobus du Toit.