Piccinini, Slatkin, Alsop: Kernis - Flute Concerto, Air, Second Symphony (24/96 FLAC)
Piccinini, Slatkin, Alsop: Kernis – Flute Concerto, Air, Second Symphony (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Aaron Jay Kernis
Performer: Marina Piccinini
Orchestra: Peabody Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Release: 2019
Size: 1.17 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Flute Concerto
01. I. Portrait
02. II. Pastorale-Barcarolle
03. III. Pavan
04. IV. Taran-Tulla

05. Air (version for flute and orchestra)

Symphony No. 2
06. I. Alarm
07. II. Air / Ground
08. III. Barricade

Pulitzer Prize- and GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis’s Flute Concerto was inspired by and written for Marina Piccinini. Its four movements explore darker and lighter elements in various dance forms, most of which begin calmly but end up spiraling out of control. Kernis describes the songlike Air as ‘a love letter to the flute.’ His Second Symphony was composed at the time of the Persian Gulf War and signified a powerful shift of tone in his music. Non-programmatic but linear and compact, it forms a part of his ‘War Pieces’ of 1991–95. Internationally renowned flutist Marina Piccinni’s rich artistic tapestry is woven from her multinational upbringing and vibrant, global perspective. Her extensive programs include premieres by Aaron Jay Kernis, John Harbison, Lukas Foss, and Paquito D’Rivera. She has appeared as a soloist with the Boston, Vienna, Tokyo, and Toronto National Symphonies, among others.

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