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Crystal Records — Leone Buyse, Flute recordings

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Leone Buyse relinquished her principal flute positions with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops in 1993 to pursue a more active solo and teaching career after 22 years as an orchestral musician. A former member of the San Francisco Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, she has appeared as soloist on numerous occasions with those orchestras and also with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Utah Symphony, and l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. She has performed with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players throughout Europe and Japan, with the Tokyo, Juilliard, and Muir String Quartets, in recital with Jessye Norman and Yo-Yo Ma, and at North America's most prestigious festivals, including Aspen, Sarasota, Norfolk, and Sitka.
    The only American prizewinner in the 1969 Geneva International Flute Competition, Buyse has presented recitals and master classes across the United States and in Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. Her solo recordings on the Crystal label include The Sky's the Limit (CD317) and Rivier Revisited (CD319). With her husband, clarinetist Michael Webster, she co-founded the Webster Trio, which has recorded Tour de France (CD356) and World Wide Webster (CD357) for Crystal.      
    Widely recognized as one of America's foremost flute pedagogues, she is the Joseph and Ida Kirkland Mullen Professor of Flute at Rice University and has also taught at the University of Michigan, New England Conservatory, Boston University, and as a visiting professor at the Eastman School of Music. For more information, please visit http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lbuyse.


CD317: THE SKYŐS THE LIMIT, LEONE BUYSE, FLUTE. Samuel Barber: Canzone for flute & piano; Ingolf Dahl: Variations on a Swedish Folk Tune; John Cage: Three Pieces for Flute Duet; Martin Amlin: Sonata for Flute & Piano; Theodore Antoniou: Lament for Michele; Juli Nunlist: 12 Bagatelles for Solo Flute; Gregory Tucker: Idle Conversation for Two Flutes; Vivian Fine: The Flicker for Solo Flute, and Emily's Images for Flute & Piano, with Martin Amlin, piano; Fenwick Smith, flute & alto flute. Buyse was solo flute with the Boston Symphony; now University of Michigan.
"Solid playing and a glistening recording"
Fanfare UPC 009414731722 ORDER NOW

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Amlin Sonata:  Mvt 1(Toccata)   Mvt 2(Lyric Moments)   Mvt 3(Scherzo)   Mvt 4(The Sky's the Limit)    Dahl:  Var. on a Swedish Folk Tune    Antoniou: Lament for Michele    
Tucker: Idle Conversation    Fine: The Flicker    Nunlist: 12 Bagatelles    Barber: Canzone    Fine: EmilyŐs Images  A Spider Sewed at Night   A Clock Stopped   Exultation is the Going   The Robin is the Gabriel   After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes   The Leaves Like Women Interchange   A Day!    Cage: Three Pieces  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3

CD319: RIVIER REVISITED. Chamber Music for Flute by Jean Rivier featuring flutist Leone Buyse with chamber ensembles. Capriccio for woodwind quintet; Ballade for flute and piano; Oisseaux Tendres for solo flute; Affettuoso e Jocando for four flutes; Vocalise for voice and piano; Sonatine for flute and piano; Virevoltes for flute solo; Duo for flute and clarinet; Comme une tendre berceuse for flute and piano.  
    Rivier's music is well-known to flute aficionados and others who appreciate good wind chamber music. UPC 009414731920
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Capriccio:   Mvt 1(Fluide)  Mvt 2(Melancolique)  Mvt 3(Souple)   Mvt 4(Veloce)        Ballade   Oiseaux Tendres    Affettuoso e Jocando:  Mvt 1(Affettuoso)   Mvt 2(Jocando)     Vocalise      Sonatine:  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Lento)   Mvt 3(Presto)     Virevoltes      Duo:  Mvt 1(Allegretto)   Mvt 2(Lento)   Mvt 3(Presto)     Comme une tendre berceuse

CD356: Tour de France, WEBSTER TRIO. Leone Buyse, Flute; Michael Webster, Clarinet; Katherine Collier, Piano. Gabriel Faure: Dolly Suite (flute, clarinet, and piano; trans. Webster); Faure: Morceau de Concours (flute and piano; arr. Hulme-Brieff); Saint-Sa‘ns: Tarantella, op. 6, (flute, clarinet, and piano); Debussy: Petite Pice & Premiere Rhapsodie (clarinet and piano), Syrinx (solo flute), Prelude ˆ l'Apres-midi d'un Faune, (flute, clarinet and piano; trans Webster); Georges Bizet: Jeux d'Enfants, (flute/piccolo, clarinet, and piano; trans Webster).  UPC 009414735621 ORDER NOW

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Faure Dolly Ste.:  Mvt 1 (Berceuse)   Mvt 2 (Mi-a-ou)   Mvt 3 (Le jardin)   Mvt 4 (Kitty Valse)   Mvt 5 (Tendresse)    Mvt 6
(Spanish Dance)    Faure: Morceau de concours    Saint- Sa‘ns: Tarantella    Debussy: Petit Piece    Premiere Rhapsodie    Syrinx    Prelude ˆ lŐapres-midi dŐun faune    Bizet: Jeux dŐenfants  The Swing   The Top   The Doll   Merry-Go -Round    Shuttlecock    Trumpet and Drum   Soap Bubbles   Puss in the Corner   Blindman's Bluff   Leapfrog   Little Husband, Little Wife   The Ball

CD357: WORLD WIDE WEBSTER.  The Webster Trio (Leone Buyse, Flute; Michael Webster, Clarinet; Robert Moeling, Piano). Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dances;  Claude Debussy: Petite Suite; Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Four Pieces (La Jota Aragonesa, Souvenir de la Havane, Souvenir de Cuba, Grande Tarantelle). 

Leone Buyse is former principal flutist with the Boston Symphony. Michael Webster is former principal clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony.  Robert Moeling is an international soloist and chamber musician. They are now based at the Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. The works are superb, exciting transcriptions by Michael Webster from four-hand piano literature. "World Wide Webster is a fine new offering...These three musicians play as one, and their sense of ensemble and creative interpretations define the essence of chamber music.ÓFlute Talk "Performances here are excellent, with a seamless match between the two winds, and a coherent blend with Robert Moeling's buoyant piano textures. Recordings are very fine, and give a notably clear reproduction of Leone Buyse's distinctive, clear and, well, fluting tone..." Paul Ingram, Fanfare
UPC 09414735720 ORDER NOW

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Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dances  Presto
  (op.46,no.8)  Moderato (op.72,no.14)  Poco adagio (op.72,no.13)  Allegretto grazioso (op.72,no.12)  Poco allegro  (op.46,no.6)  Claude Debussy: Petite Suite En bateau Cortege   Menuet   Ballet   Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances  No. 6  (Vivace)  No.16 (Con moto)  No.14 (Un poco andante)  No.13  (Andanta grazioso)  No.5  (Allegro)  No.7  (Allegretto)  No.21  (Vivace)  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: La Jota Aragonesa  Souvenir de la Havane  Souvenir de Cuba  Grande Tarantelle


CD715: Dedicated to Barrre.  Leone Buyse, Flute.  With Martin Amlin, Piano. Music composed to honor the celebrated Franco-American flutist Georges Barrre, who was principal flutist of the New York Symphony from 1905.
AndrŽ Caplet:
Feuillets d'album; Henry Woollett: Sonata in Bb minor; Albert Seitz: Chant dans la nuit; Eugne Lacroix: Quatre Pices; Augustin Lefort: BourrŽe; Philippe Gaubert: Romance; Eugne DamarŽ: Les Marionnettes.
                 
This CD features works from the early part of the 20th century that were written for the remarkable French flutist Georges Barrre. Lyrical and exciting, these works have found their way into the repertoire of many flutists.

"A great instrumentalist naturally attracts composers...all of the works on this CD were written (by good composers!) for Barrre between the years 1897 and 1905. Magnifique... Buyse is just the woman for this job. This, then, is an excellent match of flutist and repertoire. This is warmly recommended to anyone who enjoys the flute, and who is looking for something a little out of the way, but not necessarily strange." Fanfare, January/February 2007

"Every serious flutist should explore this for the playing and repertoire. Simply put, this is what the flute should sound like. Non-flutists will also enjoy the elegance and lyrical beauty of this music. A must buy." American Record Review

 

"Leone Buyse plays this music with much love. Her interpretation is logical and convincing; the phrasing constantly has an emotional charge, from intense to simple. Her sound is splendid and supple, especially wonderful in the flowing, soft passages. Accurate and with effective use of timing, dynamic, vibrato and color. Outstanding duo playing; both musicians make the music completely comprehensible. Beautiful!  A CD whereby the players and the music earn great attention. We're waiting for the second CD, which is in progress."  Fluit (magazine of the Dutch Flute Association)
UPC 009414771520
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Caplet: Feuillets dŐalbum: Reverie    Invocation    Petite Valse    Woollett: Sonata in B-flat Minor:  Allegretto con moto    Andante    Allegro non troppo     Seitz: Chant dans la nuit      Lacroix: Quatre Pices:  Invocation    Badinage    Paysage    Caprice     Lefort:  BourrŽe     Gaubert:  Romance     DamarŽ:  Les Marionettes:  Polka rondeau

 

 

CD716: Dedicated To Barrre, Vol. 2.  Leone Buyse, Flute; Martin Amlin, piano, Paula Page, harp. Edgard Varse, Density 21.5; Charles Griffes, Poem; Wallingford Riegger, Suite for flute alone; Albert Roussel, Andante and Scherzo; Philippe Gaubert, Sonatine quasi Fantasia, and Invocation; Leonardo De Lorenzo, Sogno Futuristico; Christiaan Kriens, La Nymphe Bocagre; H. Maurice Jacquet, Nocturne for flute and harp; Marion Bauer, Forgotten Modes;  Richard Franko Goldman, Two Monochromes.  UPC 009414771629     ORDER NOW

            Music composed for the celebrated flutist Georges Barrre, who was principal flutist of the New York Symphony 1905-1928.

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Gaubert: Sonatine   Allegretto
   Andante quasi Adagio    De Lorenzo:  Sogno Futuristico   Kriens:  La Nymphe Bocagre     Jacquet:  Nocturne    Riegger:  Suite   Moderato   Vivace   Molto con sentimento   Allegro ironico    Griffes:  Poem    Bauer:  Forgotten Modes:  Idyll   Hymn to Pallas   Athene   Paean   Threnody   Dithyramb    Gaubert: Invocation    Goldman: Two Monochromes  Rather slowly    Fast    Roussel:  Andante and scherzo    Varse:  Density 21.5  

 

 

CD717 – AMERICAN WEBSTER. Libby Larsen, Barn Dances; Robert Sirota, Birds of Paradise; Anthony Brandt, Round Top Trio; Richard Toensing, Children of Light; Paul Schoenfeld, Sonatina. UPC 009414771728     ORDER NOW     

Leone Buyse Flute; Michael Webster, Clarinet; Robert Moeling, Piano. Click here for CD cover photo and Webster Trio details.

Libby Larsen is one of AmericaŐs most performed living composers, having created a catalog of over 500 works. She was a Grammy Award winner and has established a permanent place for her works in concert repertory. Likewise the other composers are recognized as tops in their field. These are premiere recordings of works written and/or premiered by the Webster Trio.

The Webster Trio is in-residence at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Leone Buyse was previously principal flute with the Boston Symphony and Michael Webster was principal clarinet with the San Francisco Symphony. Robert Moeling is an acclaimed chamber pianist and soloist. These are premiere recordings of works most of which were written for the Webster Trio

 

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