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Taking Flight - Adam Frey (euphonium); New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Bruce Hangen (conductor)
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  1. The Mission, film score: Gabriel's Oboe
  2. Vallflickans dans (Herdsmaiden's Dance) (a.k.a. Dance of the Shepherd Girl)
  3. Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) ("Gypsy Airs"), Op. 20
  4. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina
  5. Sin tu amor
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  1. The Mission, film score: Gabriel's Oboe
  2. Vallflickans dans (Herdsmaiden's Dance) (a.k.a. Dance of the Shepherd Girl)
  3. Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) ("Gypsy Airs"), Op. 20
  4. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina
  5. Sin tu amor
  6. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  7. Concerto for euphonium ("Swimming the Mountain")
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Adam Frey is an expert euphonium player, and Taking Flight is his second outing for MSR Classics. "Expert" is certainly the operative word; Frey can get from the bottom to the top of the instrument lickety split. Endless streams of fast notes with no breath? No problem. In lyric material found on Taking Flight, such as the transcription of "Che gelida manina" from Puccini's La bohème, Frey's tone is so fluid and pristine he almost sounds like he is playing a saxophone. The euphonium-centered new work here is the Concerto ...

Taking Flight 2007, MSR Classics

UPC: 681585124826

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