A Walk on the Wilder Side

1990s, Chamber, Producer


A Walk on the Wilder Side (Cantilena 66014-2 – 1997)

ARTISTS: Laurel Zucker, flute
Daniel Kennedy, percussion
Lorna Peters, harpsichord
Richard Cionco, piano

Flue music of Alec Wilder.

Lolly Lewis: recording producer
Don Osaske: recording engineer

“Any fan of the irreplaceable Alec Wilder knows he has displayed an affinity for the woodwind family. He wrote numerous chamber works for flute, most of which are here gratefully gathered in one program by the fearfully proficient Laurel Zucker. Opening with an absolutely haunting, one minute 1976 vignette—Answer to a Poem—Zucker goes on to take in the 1960 Small Suite (written for Samuel Baron): a 1973 Suite for Flute and Harpsichord, two unprecedented pieces for flute and (improvised) bongos, the exceptionally inventive Suite for Flute and Marimba, … This disc fills an important niche in American music as well as in the flute literature.”
Fanfare Magazine