Publications, Recordings & Exhibitions
A Tribute to Otto Luening (CD)
20th Century American Music for Flute
Performed by artist members of the New York Flute Club
Trio for Three Flutes
Eleanor Lawrence, Paige Brook, Florence Nelson
Three Canons for Two Flutes
Sue Ann Kahn, John Wion
Suite No. 2 for Solo Flute
Henry Brant: Music for Massed Flutes (CD)
(New World CD 80636-2)
The long and illustrious career of American composer Henry Brant can be framed with the music he has written for the flute. The Pulitzer Prize–winning composer's three epic works for multiple flutes do not fit into any standard category of instrumentation or form; rather, they span the creative life of a man who for all of his life has been referred to as a "maverick," a "pioneer," an "experimentalist," and, since the 1950s, the "world's leading composer of 'spatial' music," in which the placement of the musicians around the performance space is as important a compositional element as the timbre, time, or pitch. It is with the development of his use of space as an intrinsic part of his musical vocabulary that Brant established himself as a major figure in American music of the 20th century.
The Flute in American Music (LP)
A Commemoration of the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Independence of the United States
Musical Heritage Society MHS 3578
Benjamin Carr,Giovanni Bualdo da Vandero, Oliver Shaw, Anton Philip Heinrich, Sidney Lanier, Mrs. H.H.A. Beach, Virgil Thomson, Henry Cowell, Aaron Copland and Robert Russell Bennett
Samuel Baron: Memorable Performances 1966-1996 (CD)
The Club is proud to announce publication of a two-CD compilation of solo and chamber music performances by our longtime member and colleague Samuel Baron. It includes many live concert performances with the Bach Aria Group, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and other noted artists, as well as rare and out-of-print commercial recordings ranging from Bach and Telemann to Varése and Alec Wilder. This project represents nearly ten years of work by Sam’s friends, colleagues, and family, and we are very grateful for their efforts.
Georges Barrère and the Flute in America
An exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, November 1994 - February 1995.
Georges Barrère (1876-1944), who founded the New York Flute Club in 1920, holds a preeminent place in the history of American flute playing. In 1994, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Barrère's death and of its own seventy-fifth anniversary, the Club sponsored this exhibition at the New York Public Library, which also houses the Club's archives.
Robert Russell Bennett: Rondo Capriccioso for four flutes
Written in 1916 and published by the Club in 1922, during its second season, this piece has often been played on Club concerts and has become a staple of the flute choir repertoire.