Visionary Duos
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A collection of passionate and beautifully crafted works.

"Inspired", says the San Francisco Chronicle of flutist Barbara Leibundguth. Co-Principal Flutist of the Minnesota Orchestra, Ms. Leibundguth also wins praise from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "Bright, gleaming tone...evocative...both stylish and adroit." One of the finest flutists of her generation, Ms. Leibundguth was invited by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as by the major orchestras of Atlanta and Houston, to appear as guest solo flutist. She has also held principal positions with the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Opera Theater, and the Omaha Symphony. As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Leibundguth has performed at the Marlboro, Grand Teton, and Blossom Music Festivals, and in her hometown of Chicago on the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series. Ms. Leibundguth and award-winning composer/pianist Carl Witt have worked together since 1994, and their musical chemistry creates electric, intelligent performances. In 2002, they received a $25,000 McKnight Performing Artist prize. Visionary Duos was recorded in the world-renowned acoustical space of Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis. This CD presents a collection of passionate and beautifully crafted works, featuring virtuoso counterpoint, radiant melodies, bracing intensity, jazz riffs, and gypsy flair. Here we have an intriguing and expansive view of flute music in the 20th century.
Contents:
Olivier Messiaen, composer
Le Merle Noir
Barbara Leibundguth, flute, Carl Witt, piano

Vaclav Nelhybel, composer
Suite for Flute and Piano
Barbara Leibundguth, flute, Carl Witt, piano

Carl Witt, composer
Duo for Flute and Piano
Barbara Leibundguth, flute, Carl Witt, piano

Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer
Sinfonische Kanzone
Barbara Leibundguth, flute, Carl Witt, piano

Henk Badings, composer
Capriccio
Barbara Leibundguth, flute, Carl Witt, piano

Pierre Boulez, composer
Sonatine
Barbara Leibundguth, flute, Carl Witt, piano

Arthur Honegger, composer
Romance
Barbara Leibundguth, flute, Carl Witt, piano

Review:
"This C.D. should be in every flutist's library because the performances are exceptional and the selection of works is out of the ordinary." (Flute Talk Magazine)

"...Leibundguth's playing is elegant and enchanting, with a great deal of color and intensity...it is a treat to hear her as a soloist and to have the chance to soak up her ravishing tone and vital interpretations." (The Flute Network)
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