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Molly Barth announces the Albany Records release of:

Vento Appassionato: 20th Century Solo Flute Repertoire

In Vento Appassionato, I present my interpretations of ten of the most influential twentieth century unaccompanied flute solos in the repertoire, chrono- logically spanning from 1913 to 1996. These pieces are dear to my heart. The stamp that I have placed on each piece is largely influenced by my flute mentors: Michel Debost, Kathy Chastain, Walfrid Kujala, Randy Bowman, Brad Garner, Carolyn Topliff, Harold Jones, and Mary Stolper. For the past two decades, I have had the exciting opportunity to pass along my interpretive guidance to students worldwide. Some of the composers represented are household names, while others are primarily known to wind instrumentalists. Many of the works are melody-driven and traditional in style, and some explore alternative textures and harmonic languages. Each piece on the album leads me on an impactful emotional journey, and I am happy to share this musical adventure with you. — Molly Alicia Barth


“Barth is a rock-solid player who knows this music inside and out….Barth puts across all her selections with spirit and imagination. Even if you know Fukushima’s Mei (1962), your jaw will drop at 4:30 where she switches from a fortissimo high note to a pianissimo whistle tone. Such is her virtuosity that much of the writing sounds easier to play than it actually is.”
Todd Gorman, American Record Guide, September/October 2018


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