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Previous revier does not know who is Maurice Sharp.
Maurice Sharp was the principal flutist of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra for many many years. He was the flutist from1931-1945 and then from 1946-1982. He was one of the greatest flute players of his generation. He was also a great pedagogue. Many of his students went on to hold principal flute positions in major orchestra throughout the US. You have to take into account when the piece was recorded. Performing styles were different and we did not have Galway performing all over the world creating a more unified school of playing.
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Please, if you want music that exhibits fine performers, do not buy this! The flutist in Poem for Flute and Orchestra can't play! She (or he?) barely uses vibrato! The technique is fine. There was one tone color used throughout this tone poem: nervous. Tone poems are supposed to have to many tone colors to count! I've been working on this piece for almost a year and know where each little fluctuation in the shape of the throat and mouth and embochure should occur. None of these colors are even attempted to be mastered. Tone is horrible, technique average, PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS ALBUM!