Transverse flute artistry from the USA, 22nd March at 20.00
The unearthly, ethereal beauty of the transverse flute. Contemporary composers love this elusive instrument. From Edgard Varèse to Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
In particular the sound of this flute mixes perfectly with electronics, such as in the work of Maggi Payne. In this Thema broadcast we cover classic, contemporary works for transverse flute, played by virtuoso American masters like Robert Dick and Petr Kotik. With especial attention for the ‘Mount Everest’ among solo pieces for transverse flute: the monumental ‘Three Weeks in Cincinnati in December’ by the recently deceased American composer William Hellermann.