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Music and the Elements
About the Album
This debut album, a dialogue between the historic and the futuristic, includes a modern Verne Powell flute made from grenadilla wood, an historic material, and the one-and-only Verne Powell #365 Platinum Flute created for the 1939 World's Fair: an instrument that pushed the future possibilities of the flute to unprecedented sound and design.
The music itself walks between 300 years of forward thinkers and innovators of older styles: J. S. Bach with modernist Kalevi Aho; the neoclassicist Sergei Prokofiev, with the great Pierre Boulez.
Kalevi Aho: Solo iii
J.S. Bach: Partita in a minor BWV 1013
Pierre Boulez: Sonatine
Steven Beck, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata in D major, Op. 94
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Brandon Patrick George, flute
Haenssler Classics production number PH18039