PAUL KLETZKI (1900-1973): Concertino for Flute and Piano, Op. 34, TADEUSZ SZELIGOWSKI (1896-1963): Flute Sonata, HENRYK GÓRECKI (b.1933): 3 Diagrams for Solo Flute, Op. 15, ÁRNI BJÖRNSSON (1905-1995): 4 Icelandic Folk Songs, JÓNAS TÓMASSON (b.1946): Green Snow, ATLI HEIMIR SVEINSSON (b.1938): 7 Sounding Minutes for Solo Flute, Intermezzo, Final Song, ATLI INGÓLFSSON (b.1962): 3 Moments, THORKELL SIGURBJÖRNSSON (b.1938): Kalaïs for Solo Flute.
Catalogue Number: 09L081
Label: Acte Préalable
Description: These are the fruits of a cultural exchange program between Reykjavík and Poznan. Björnsson's folk songs (1950) are the first Icelandic compositions for flute and Sigurbjörnsson's evocation of the son of Boreas (1976) is the first Icelandic work for solo flute (and, unlike the other Icelandic works here, uses some special performance techniques in a work which is by no means "avant garde"). Szeligowski's brittle and bright neo-classical sonata of 1954 has appeared on Acte Préalable already. Kletzki's Concertino (1940) is a bright, mostly sunny, neo-classical piece with romantic undertones in its expressive slow movement and Górecki's short piece from 1959 is an example of his early career's modernist tendencies. Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, Ewa Murawska (flute), Joanna Zathey-Wójcinska (piano).