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Music for Contemporary Flute by Greek composers

Theodore Antoniou, Dimitri Terzakis, Anestis Logothetis, Arghyris Kounadis, Yannis Ioannidis, Mihalis Adamis, Couroupos, Minas Borboudakis, Manos Tsangaris, Fani Kossona, George Koumendakis, Giorgos Couroupos

Lament For Michelle; 2 Marchen; Globus; Die Verhexten Notenstander: Blues; Fragmento II; Melisma; Elegie; Aeolian Elegy; Ansage; Diathlassis; Forget Me

Katrin Zenz
Chara Iacovidou, Angelica Cathariou

Naxos 8.572369

Katrin Zenz
, born auspiciously in Donaueschingen and recorded in Baden-Baden, is a German flautist resident in Greece.

She is up with the greats of old with whom she studied, and contemporary pioneers such as Mario Caroli and Wil Offermans, both of whom have been reviewed extensively by Musical Pointers.

Zenz's programme, mostly solos with extended techniques* applied judiciously, are varied with pieces involving voice (wordless) and harpsichord.

Tsangaris' Asange is a theatrical piece with voice (Zenz's own), lights, little bells etc. To convey its "multi-dimensional staged character" it needs vision too; has Katrina Zenz thought of putting it onto You-Tube?

The sequence of composers well worth exploring finishes with a brilliant reworking of two Greek folk-dances.

Recommended very strongly, this is an essential disc for flutists and lovers of the flute.

Peter Grahame Wool

* I first became aware of the increasing possibilities for the contemporary flute through meeting at Amsterdam
flutist Jos Zwaanenburg, known for his research into extended playing techniques.