Dances In The Madhouse
This exotic and varied compact disc release includes as its centerpiece the four-movement Dances in the Madhouse by American composer David Leisner. Notes Debora Harris, "We are especially pleased to record and release the flute and guitar version of this strikingly dramatic work. It has been our pleasure to perform this piece on several occasions around the country, including the 1998 National Flute Association convention in Phoenix, Arizona and the 1999 College Music Society convention in Denver, Colorado." Upon hearing an advance copy of the album, composer David Leisner wrote: "Wow, what a gorgeous recording! What an incredibly beautiful sound you both make, and how superbly recorded, Mike. Deb, your tone and intonation are among the best I've ever heard. The overall interpretation of the piece is wonderfully vibrant and dynamic--the second and fourth movements are virtually perfect The ensemble coordination everywhere is as if played by one person. It is simply magnificent, and I thank you with all my heart for all that you put into this recording." The album also includes Sonatina op. 205 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Two Preludes by Claude Debussy, Aria from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Hymn of Pan by Charles Delaney, Trio by Hector Berlioz, and Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla.