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Songs from the Heart

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
John Warner Jensen, piano

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Benjamin Godard – Allegretto, op.116, no.1
Felix Mendelssohn – On Wings of Song
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Vocalise, op.34, no.14
Camille Saint-Saens – The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)
Francois Joseph Gossec – Tambourin
Gabriel Faure – Sicilienne (from Pelleas et Melisande)
JS Bach – Siciliano
Claude Debussy – Reverie
Joannes Donjon – Pan
Wilhelm Popp – Nightingale Serenade
Jules Massenet – Meditation (from Thais)
Christoph Gluck – Minuet and Danse of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo)
Claude Debussy – Claire de Lune
Gabriel Faure – Berceuse
Gabriel Faure – After a Dream
Gabriel Faure – Andantino (from Fantasie op.79)
Paul Koepke – Bergamask
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Fantasie: French works for flute and piano

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(4TAY, 4032)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
André Jolivet – Chant de Linos (1944)
Henri Dutilleux – Sonatine (1943)
Albert Roussel – Jouers de Flute, Op. 27 (1925)

Jean Françaix – Divertimento (1955)
Georges Hüe – Fantaisie (1913)
Claude Debussy – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune(1913)
“The playing is fabulous. Laurel Ann Maurer has dazzling technique and a gorgeous, rich tone. . .” Read more reviews of this disk here
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Sonatas
Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano

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(4TAY, 4019)

Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata in D Major for flute and piano, opus 94
César Franck – Sonata in A Major for flute and piano
Francis Poulenc – Sonata for flute and piano
“Her tone is supple and rich with expression, and her playing is marked by careful attention to details of phrasing and dynamics. . . .” Read more reviews of this disk here
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Symphony of Tears & Flute Concerto of Jeff Manookian

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(Albany Records, Troy 507)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Vahan Harutiunian, boy soprano
Narine Ananikian, mezzo soprano
Armenian National Opera Chorus, Karen Durgarian, conductor
Armenian National Opera Orchestra, Jeff Manookian, conductor
Jeff Manookian – *Symphony of Tears

Jeff Manookian – *Flute Concerto

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Jeff Manookian Concertos

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(Albany Records, Troy 581)

 

Armenian Philmarmonic Orchestra, Jeff Manookian, Conductor
Laurel Ann Maurer, flutes
John Pickford Richards, viola
Susan Duehlmeier & Bonnie Grifton, piano duo
Jeff Manookian – Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra
Jeff Manookian – Improvisation on Armenian Folk Songs for Viola and Orchestra
Jeff Manookian – Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Jeff Manookian – Khachkar for Alto Flute, Harp and Strings
“She works her way through piles of notes effortlessly and handles the piccolo quite well, never letting it sound shrill even in the high register. . . .” Read more reviews of this disk here
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American Flute Works

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(Albany Records, Troy 167)

 

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
Robert Muczynski – Sonata, opus 14
Aaron Copland – Duo
Meyer Kupferman – *Chaconne Sonata
Joan Tower – Hexachords
Leo Kraft – Fantasy
Samuel Barber – Canzone
“. . . she is technically superb in every way. Her tone is consistently attractive even in the most treacherous passages, and she plays with great rhythmic drive and impeccable phrasing. . . .” Read more reviews of this disk here
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Angel Shadows

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(4TAY, 4006)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Mark Neiwirth, piano
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
Thom Ritter George – *Six American Songs for Flute and Piano, CN341
Meyer Kupferman – *Arcana I for Solo Flute
Walter Piston – Sonata for Flute and Piano
Dana Paul Perna – *Fantasy-Sonata for Unaccompanied Flute, op. 45
Lowell Liebermann – Sonata for Flute and Piano, op. 23
Augusta Read Thomas – *Angel Shadows for Solo Alto Flute
“Flautist Laurel Ann Maurer performs well here, exhibiting a strong, full tone quality and good control in slow passages as well as able finger technique in most fast segments. . . .“ Read more reviews of this disk here
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The Orchestral Music of Meyer Kupferman, Volume 11

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(Soundspells Productions CD125)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Meyer Kupferman, Conductor
Laurel Ann Maurer, flute soloist
Meyer Kupferman – *Winter Sympony (1997)
Meyer Kupferman – *Concerto Brevis for Flute and Orchestra
“For the flute the music is usually hyperactive, and Maurer displays an extraordinary agility and virtuosity in her performance of it. . . .” Read more reviews of this disk here
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Legacy of the American
Woman Composer

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(4TAY, 4018)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
Marie Barker Nelson – *Songs of the Moon for Flute and Piano (2000)
Jennifer Higdon – *Legacy for Flute and Piano (1999)
Vivian Fine – Emily’s Images for Flute and Piano (1987)
Libby Larsen – Aubade for Solo Flute (1987)
Claire Polin – *First Flute Sonata for Flute and Piano (1959)
Gladys Nordenstrom – *Rondo for Flute and Piano (1948)
Gwyneth Walker – *Theme and Variation for Flute and Piano (1979)
“Laurel Ann Maurer is an exceptional flutist. . . . her performances are marked with an engaging enthusiasm that is genial and appealing. . . .” Read more reviews of this disk here
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O North Star: The Flute and Chamber Music of Meyer Kupferman

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(Soundspells Productions CD132)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flutes
Russell Harlow, clarinets
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
Meyer Kupferman – O North Star (1997)
Meyer Kupferman – Four Constellations (1970)
Meyer Kupferman – Dovely Duo (1998)
Meyer Kupferman – Strata (1997)
“Maurer’s control of the instrument in the performance of “Strata” is masterful.” Read more reviews of this disk here
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More American Flute Works

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(4TAY, 4021)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute and alto flute Jeff Manookian, Joanne Pearce Martin, Mark Neiwirth, piano
Robert Muczynski – Moments for Flute and Piano, Opus 47 (1992)
Ernest Bloch – Suite Modale for Flute and Piano (1956)
Eldin Burton – Sonatina for Flute and Piano (1948)
Jeff Manookian – *Sonatina for Flute and Piano (1996)
Yehudi Wyner – *All the Rage for Flute (doubling Alto Flute) and Piano (1980)
Henry Cowell – Two Bits for Flute and Piano (1948)
“When played by a wonderful interpreter like Laurel Ann Maurer, it becomes evident that this instrument has grown old gracefully. . . . Read more reviews of this disk here
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Music for a Sunday Afternoon
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(4TAY, 4027)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Russell Harlow, clarinet
John Jensen, piano
Serenade Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Jeff Manookian, conductor
Jeff Manookian – *Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano (2000)
Ramiro Cortes – Elegy for Flute and Piano (1959)
Alec Wilder – *Suite for Flute, Clarinet and Piano (1980)
Leo Kraft – *Music for a Sunday Afternoon for Flute and Clarinet (1999)
Shulamit Ran – East Wind for Solo Flute (1987)
Robert Muczynski – Duos for Flute and Clarinet in B-flat, Opus 24 (1991)
Robert Muczynski – Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute, Opus 18 (1968)
Carson P. Cooman – *Invocation for Solo Flute and String Orchestra, Opus 229 (2000)
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The Hallelujah Tree

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(4TAY, 4029)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Manah Atanessyan, harp
John Warner Jensen, piano
Suzanne Duffy, flute
Serenade Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Jeff Manookian, conductor
Meyer Kupferman – *The Hallelujah Tree for flute (doubling alto flute and piccolo), harp and strings (2002)
Dana Paul Perna – *Three Conversations between two Flutists, Pop. 55 (1980)
Jeff Manookian – *Sonata for Piccolo and Piano (2003)
Miguel Chuaqui – *Ancient Wing for Solo Flute (2003)
Dana Paul Perna – *Deux Berceuses for Flute and Piano, Pop 87a (1988)
“The Kupferman work is harmonically lush, virtuosic, and beautifully performed. . . .” Read more reviews of this disk here
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Miyazawa Plays Caliendo: Flute Sonatas 1, 2, & 3

 

(CWMP CD 1)

Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Jill Felber, flute
Clare Southworth, flute
Bryan Pezzone, piano
Christopher Caliendo – Flute Sonata No. 1
Christopher Caliendo – Flute Sonata No. 2
Christopher Caliendo – Flute Sonata No. 3
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