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Aitken Robert

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Barber, Samuel

Bartók, Béla Viktor János

Beaser, Robert

Bennet, Richard Rodney

Berio, Luciano

Bernstein, Leonard

Bloch, Ernest

Bolling, Claude

Boulanger, Marie-Juliette

Bourdin, Roger

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Brun, Georges

Burton, Eldin

Büsser, Henri

Camus, Pierre

Carter, Elliott

Casella, Alfredo

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Copland, Aaron

Corigliano, John

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Damase, Jean-Michel

Davidovsky, Mario

Debussy, Claude

Del Tredici, David

Denisov, Edison

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Dutilleux, Henri

Enescu, George

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Foote, Arthur

Foss, Lukas

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Gaubert, Philippe

Gieseking, Walter

Gordeli, Otar

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

Grinblat, Romuald

Grovlez, Gabriel

Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo

Hanson, Howard Harold

Harsányi, Tibor

Harty, Hamilton

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hosokawa, Toshio

Hovhaness, Alan

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Jemnitz, Sándor

Jirák, Karel Boleslav

Jolivet, André

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kennan, Kent Wheeler

Kornauth, Egon

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Martin, Frank

Martino, Donald

Martinů, Bohuslav

Messiaen, Olivier

Mihalovici, Marcel

Milhaud, Darius

Mouquet, Jules

Mower, Mike

Muczynski, Robert

Nielsen, Carl

Offermans, Wil

Piazzolla, Astor

Piston, Walter

Poulenc, Francis

Prokofiev, Sergey

Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Ran, Shulamit

Ravel, Maurice

Reynolds, Verne

Rivier, Jean

Rota, Nino

Roussel, Albert

Rutter, John

Saariaho, Kaija

Sancan, Pierre

Schulhoff, Erwin

Schwantner, Joseph

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Sibelius, Jean

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Weinberg, Mieczysław

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Icicle for Flute solo

By Aitken Robert

R. Aitken: Icicle for solo flute was written in 1977 on commission by Paris-based publishing group Editions Transatlantiques Paris. The idea of the piece intended for young flute players came from images of icicles on a cold winter day in New Hampshire observed by Aitken. The piece is dedicated to his daughter Dianne who played flute. Since a theme from The Pink Panther was part of daily teasing routine for both Aitken's daughters, similar rhythmical motive can be traced in the Icicle as well. As Robert Aitken admitted in his interview in 1981: "Icicle isn't terribly, terribly intellectual" noting that piece is for fun.

Gaspar Hoyos

2020, Gaspar Hoyos / CDBaby

Icicle

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Nina Assimakopoulos

2021

Icicle

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Aitken Robert

Robert Aiken (1939) is a Canadian composer, conductor and flutist who has studied with Nicolas Fiore, Marcel Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal etc. During his very successful solo carrier, Aiken has made more than 70 recordings. As a composer Aitken has written numerous compositions which are based on his experience as a skilled performer.

In 2009 Aitken received  the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, the Canada’s largest arts award. Among his most notable compositions: Concerto for Twelve Solo Instruments and Orchestra, various chamber music compositions, and works for flute.