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PICCOLOWORKS
NATALIE SCHWAABE (piccolo)
JAN PHILIP SCHULZE (piano)

This is a superb collection of modern works for piccolo - most with piano but not all, and wonderfully performed to show the piccolo's full range which is wider and more varied in tone than many realise.

This album is proudly co-produced with Bavarian Radio.
CD DURATION:  67:35

AUDIO SAMPLE: Extract from
Sonate pour piccolo
by Levente Gyöngyösi




dealer release date: February 17, 2017
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CD program:
Levente Gyöngyösi:
Sonata for piccolo solo and piano
Gert Wilden jr.:
two and a half piece
Franco Donatoni:
NIDI - Two pieces for piccolo
Mike Mower:
Sonata for piccolo and piano
Franz Kanefzky:
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
(Der Rattenfänger von Hameln)
Jan Erik Mikalsen:
Huit ilium
Derek Charke:
Lachrymose

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“The soloist Natalie Schwaabe, piccolist and flutist in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, plays quite captivatingly, brilliantly virtuoso and with perceptible playfulness. She is accompanied by Jan Philip Schulze. This program with modern music for piccolo, or piccolo and piano, is easy listening, providing mostly even really good entertainment.” – Remy Franck (Pizzicato)

“I found the attractive works and the assured playing of Natalie Schwaabe to sustain my interest through an entire CD's worth of piccolo music. Natalie Schwaabe proves herself herein to be a piccolo player of consummate skill, and pianist Jan Philip Schulze is a most sympathetic and gifted collaborator in the pieces that utilize him. I found the entire CD to be captivating and well-worth exploring, and containing works that will bear up well on repeated listening. Highly recommended to collectors, even to those who might not consider themselves particularly adventurous.” - David DeBoor Canfield (Fanfare)

“An album featuring the piccolo — known as the screaming twig or Ak47 for its ability to cut through the loudest orchestra — might be something that you never think you'd need, but this is a decent, if idiosyncratic, album. The pieces featured range from the ethereal to the almost-jazz and ... there is little to suggest a screaming twig.” – Jeremy Condliffe (The Chronicle)

“Praise goes to Natalie Schwaabe, an authentic virtuoso of the piccolo, and the pianist Jan Philip Schulze, who manage to make [the programme] stimulating and engaging, with their performances lasting nearly an hour on this recording. Artistic Quality: Excellent. Technical quality; Good-Excellent” – Andrea Bedetti (Audiophile Sound)