Liebermann & Nielsen - Flute Concertos; works by Hue & Poulenc | Linn CKR367

Liebermann & Nielsen - Flute Concertos; works by Hue & Poulenc


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Label: Linn

Cat No: CKR367

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 19th October 2018



Katherine Bryan (flute)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Paul Daniel


Hue, Georges


Liebermann, Lowell

Flute Concerto, op.39

Nielsen, Carl

Flute Concerto, FS119

Poulenc, Francis

Flute Sonata (arr. Lennox Berkeley)


Katherine Bryan (flute)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Paul Daniel


For her recital debut the in-demand concerto soloist performs a selection of 20th-century concertos, including the rarely recorded Liebermann Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. The Liebermann concerto has rarely been recorded in its entirety. Commissioned and originally performed by James Galway, the concerto is considered one of the most substantial and significant additions to the flute repertoire in recent years.

Considered “a flautist’s dream composer” (BBC Music Magazine) Liebermann’s writing is full of optimistic, audience-friendly and tuneful melodies with rapid-fire fingering passages that showcase the technical prowess of the soloist. Katherine Bryan stated: “I feel that Lowell Liebermann’s concerto encompasses all the emotions and colours of which the flute is so brilliantly capable and it is for me, quite simply a 20th-century virtuoso masterpiece, and thrilling to play.”

The inclusion of works by Hüe, Nielsen and Poulenc in the programme shows the particular diversity of the flute, demonstrating the variety of repertoire composed for the instrument during the twentieth century.

Katherine Bryan is a prize-winning flautist; she has appeared as a concerto soloist with leading orchestras worldwide, including the Helsinki Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Hallé, Nürnberger Symphoniker, New York Philharmonic and English Baroque orchestras. Katherine balances her solo career with her role as Principal Flautist with the RSNO, a position she has held since the age of 21. Katherine was a prize-winner at the Royal Overseas League Music Competition in London, the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year for three consecutive competitions. Katherine has released three acclaimed recordings with Linn Records.

“Bryan's natural musicality breathes an alluring quality into every performance.” – The Scotsman

“...when you have the virtuoso playing of Ms. Bryan you have a really winning product.” – Audiophile Audition

“...This lovely disc has many highlights...a fine release that deserves this warmest recommendation.” – International Record Review

“Bryan revels in the music's mix of long-breathed lyricism and devil-may-care acrobatics.” – Gramophone

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