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
Black Anemones for flute and piano
J. Schwantner: Black Anemones for flute and piano was written in 1980 as a transcription for flute and piano of a song inspired by poems of surrealist poet Agueda Pizarro. A dreamlike atmosphere reflects child's bizarre dream about his mother: "You walk with silver lions / and wait to estrange me".
Nataliya Sukhina (piano), 2015, MSR Classics / Orchard
Joseph Schwantner (1943) is an American composer who initially studied classical guitar and played tuba in high school band. Then he studied composition with Bernard Dieter at the American Conservatory in Chicago. His earliest compositions were influenced by music of Bela Bartók, Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen as well as various forms or jazz. Later he gradually joined the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, Juilliard School and Yale. He is a recipient of numerous nominations, awards and prizes.
Among his most noteworthy compositions: Percussion Concerto (2012, Grammy Award); symphonic poem Aftertones of Infinity (1978, Pulitzer Prize in music); song cycle Magabunda for orchestra (1983) as well as many chamber music compositions for flute and other instruments.