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Between Flute and Guitar

The Noteworthy Duo perform music of Latin American on "Between Flute and Guitar."

Music for the flute and guitar is almost a staple for compositions from Latin American composers. That’s what flutist Lisa Schroeder and guitarist Michael Anthony Nigro (together known as the Noteworthy Duo) have put forward on their CD, “Between Flute and Guitar.”  The duo performs selections from Brazil to Argentina, and nearly everything in between.

The music of Astor Piazzolla has been cropping up in recordings a lot lately. The quintessential Argentine composer’s mix of the music from his homeland with twentieth century western art music set the stage for many of the Latin American composers to follow. Here the Noteworthy Duo presents his “Story of the Tango” (Histoire du Tango) in a delightful performance.

Our quick pick this week is another reach back into the classic recordings. This one comes from one of the premiere Renaissance vocal ensembles, The Tallis Scholars. In 1998 they released a 25th anniversary CD that will almost definitely get you hooked on this group’s wonderful musicianship and excellent taste in repertoire.

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Julian Aguirre (1868-1924): Aires Nacionales Argentinos: Triste No. 3
Noteworthy Duo — Between Flute and Guitar (Noteworthy Duo, 2009)
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Julian Aguirre (1868-1924): Aires Nacionales Argentinos: Triste No. 3
Noteworthy Duo — Between Flute and Guitar (Noteworthy Duo, 2009)
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Jose Luis Merlin (b. 1952): Progresiones para Pauline
Noteworthy Duo — Between Flute and Guitar (Noteworthy, 2009)
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Astor Piazzolla (1921-19992): Histoire du Tango: Bordel 1900
Noteworthy Duo — Between Flute and Guitar (Noteworthy, 2009)
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Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450-1517): Tota pulchra es
Peter Phillips/The Tallis Scholars — The Essential Tallis Scholars (Gimell UK, 2003)
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Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652): Miserere mei
Peter Phillips/The Tallis Scholars — The Essential Tallis Scholars (Gimell UK, 2003)
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David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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  • http://www.gimell.com Steve Smith

    The Tallis Scholars ‘Silver’ album has been replaced by ‘The Essential Tallis Scholars’ – the recordings are identical, it is just the cover and title that has changed.

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