Beaser/Schoenfield/Schwantner: Flutes

Carol Wincenc; Paula Robison; Ransom Wilson-flute; Solisti New York Chamber Orchestra, Alasdair Neale


  • Program Notes

    In 1986, three composers and three flutists met in a novel commissioning project supported by a National Endowment Consortium Commissioning Grant. Flutists Ransom Wilson, Carol Wincenc, and Paula Robison, each a longtime supporter and performer of new music, asked Joseph Schwantner, Paul Schoenfield, and Robert Beaser to write new works for flute and orchestra. On this recording, each solo artist presents the orchestral work composed for him or her, as well as a flute and piano "encore" by the same composer.