Nikolai Kapustin’s music is renowned in contemporary circles for its witty and seamless fusion of jazz idioms and formal classical structures. In recent years, the composer has forged a formidable association with American flautist Immanuel Davis, who here interprets his highly sophisticated ‘Flute Sonata, Op 125’ with great virtuosity. ‘Divertissement’ explores the different jazz harmonies available from the four instruments, contrasting with the textural transparency of ‘A Little Duo.’
Flutist Immanuel Davis is a higly versatile performer who enjoys playing the entire span of the flute repertoire. He has performed as a recitalist and masterclass teacher worldwide. He has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, MoMa’s Summer Garden Series, and more. Educated at the Juilliard School, Davis received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a student of Julius Baker. He has been flute professor at the University of Minnesota since 2001.
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Flute Sonata, Op. 125 1. I. Allegretto 2. II. Andantino grazioso 3. III. Scherzo 4. IV. Allegretto
Divertissement, Op. 91 5. I. Preludio: Andantino 6. II. Fuga: Allegro moderato 7. III. Finale: Allegro
8. A Little Duo, Op. 156
Trio for flute, cello and piano, Op. 86 9. I. Allegro molto 10. II. Andante 11. III. Allegro giocoso