Kennan Kent Wheeler
Bartók, Béla Viktor János
Bennet, Richard Rodney
Bozza, Eugène Joseph
Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus
Del Tredici, David
Griffes, Charles Tomlinson
Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo
Hanson, Howard Harold
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Kennan, Kent Wheeler
La Montaine, John
Messiaen, Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles
Williams, Ralph Vaughan
Night Soliloquy for flute and piano
K. Kennan: Night Soliloquy for flute and piano was written in 1936, a year during which Kennan earned his Master's degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music and won the Rome Prize. Originally written for flute, strings and piano, this composition gained worldwide recognition when Arturo Toscanini performed it with NBC orchestra in 1943. Later Kennan made a version for flute and piano which now is known as one of the most popular works by Kent Kennan.
Ji-Yoon Kim (piano), 2008, live performance
New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, Nicolas Braithwaite (conductor), 1991, Koch
Marc Shapiro (piano), 2006, Cantilena Records / CDBaby
Kent Wheeler Kennan (1913-2003) was an American composer and educator. He studied composition at the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music.
Since the age of 43 he stopped to compose and dedicated himself to teaching. Most of his life taught at the University of Texas at Austin.
Among his best-known works are Trumpet Sonata and Night Soliloquy for flute and piano.