Flute Perspectives 3
The third release in this series from Derek Jones, Flute Perspectives 3 continues to convey the synergy of the fascinating and varied Australian classical flute repertoire, with new works Jones has commissioned, some of them being recorded for the for the first time on this album.
In this collection are exciting new works by the very talented Tom Henry, whose compositions are becoming well known, ranging from full orchestral works to smaller chamber, and solo instrumental works. There are also new works from Canadian born Australian resident Linda Verrier, and Melbourne based Johanna Selleck’s Déjà Vu, both taking flute techniques to the edge of the flute's limitations. Rohan Philip’s newly composed Invention V, encapsulates the isolation felt during the covid lockdowns. Rounding out the album Jones swings back to Miriam Hyde’s 1962 Sonata for flute and piano, with the very beautiful and lyrical slow movement - one of Jones’ all time favourites.
Pianist Jerry Wong from the USA, and well known Australian pianist Leigh Harold join Derek on this album. It was recorded at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s Ian Potter Southbank Centre between lockdowns, with just enough time to enter the building to complete this third album of “Flute Perspectives” in 2021.
“I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much we did creating it!” Derek Jones
Derek Jones has enjoyed an extensive performing career throughout Australia, Europe USA, and Asia. His performing career includes solo performances with the Melbourne Symphony, The Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the latter involving solo appearances in Carnegie Hall, New York.
“The first thing that strikes the listener in this new CD of Australian flute music is the rich, gorgeous tone of flautist Derek Jones and the elegant, and where appropriate, athletic pianism of both Jerry Wong and Leigh Harrold. The performers treat the works with utmost care and I am sure the composers were thrilled with the recordings.”Read full review
— Alan Holley, classikON
- The elements
- Inner worlds
- Introduction and finale
- Sonatine for flute and piano (2019) Linda Verrier
- Déjà Vu (1994) Johanna Selleck
- Invention (V) (2021) Rohan Phillips
- Allegro giocoso
- Andante Pastoral
- Allegro con spirito
Sonata for flute and piano (2019) Tom Henry
Sonata for flute and piano (1962) Miriam Hyde
Tom Henry is an Australian composer who has written works for solo piano, organ, voice, choir, chamber ensemble and orchestra. His works have been performed in Australia, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Canada.
Linda Verrier was born in 1962 in Canada. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, and has had her music played and recorded in the UK, US and Australia and broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Johanna Selleck is a composer, musicologist, and flautist. She holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, where she is currently an honorary fellow. Her compositions have been performed by internationally renowned artists including in Australia, Europe, the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Malta, and Israel.
Rohan Phillips is a composer and conductor living in Bendigo, Central Victoria. He has written for a range of instrumental and vocal forces and his works have been performed nationally by professional and amateur musicians.
Miriam Hyde's style is lyrical and post-romantic. Her considerable output represents many genres and she is very well known for her piano music, particularly the numerous pieces written for students.
Where to buy
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