B.P.R.D. – 02/14/2010

We start with an early-80s Steve Reich piece for flutist Ransom Wilson (Reich had originally turned Wilson down, saying he couldn’t adapt his style for a solo instrument), then hear Hindemith’s 1958 Octet and close with a spare, fascinating string quartet by modern composer David Epstein. Interspersed are short pieces from a 2-CD collection of the complete chamber works of the often-overlooked French composer Jacques Ibert, mostly so I can have time to switch records around without making you wait through silence. Hope you enjoy.

Time Song Artist Album
2pm Vermont Counterpoint Ransom Wilson/Steve Reich Reich Glass and Becker
  Jeux, sonatine for flute and piano - Anime Jacques Ibert Complete Chamber Music
  Octet (1957-58) Paul Hindemith/members of the Vienna Octet Vienna Octet: Britten/Hindemith
  Impromptu for trumpet and piano Jacques Ibert Complete Chamber Music
  String Quartet (1971) David Epstein/Philadelphia Quartet Music by David Epstein

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