Flute Sonatas By Fauré, Franck, Pierné

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Label: AVIE
Catalog: AV2213
Format: CD

Robert Langevin, flute; Jonathan Feldman, piano

Composed by: Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
Sonata in A Major, Op. 13
Gabriel Pierné (1863 - 1937)
Sonata, Op. 36
César Franck (1822 - 90)
Sonata in A Major

Avie continues its series of recordings featuring principal players of the New York Philharmonic with flautist Robert Langevin. Joined by fellow Philharmonic player pianist Jonathan Feldman, the Quebec-born Langevin gives flawless performances of three staples of the flute repertory. Though the Sonatas by Fauré, Franck and Pierné were all originally conceived for the violin, the composers sanctioned the adaptations for flute which fit the instrument perfectly naturally. Langevin studied in his native Quebec and in Europe. Prior to joining the New York Philharmonic in 2000, he was principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Montreal Symphony, with whom he can be heard on over 30 recordings.

critical acclaim
"dazzling performance ... beautiful solo playing" - The New York Times

summary
Principal flautist of the New York Philharmonic, Robert Langevin gives flawless performances of three staples of the flute repertory, the Sonatas of Fauré, Franck and Pierné.

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