Jennie Oh Brown Plays Joseph Schwantner (CD Review)

Looking Back – Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner Innova Records (Innova 919) Jennie Oh Brown, flute; Jeffrey Panko, piano; Karin Ursin, flute and piccolo
; Janice MacDonald, flute and alto flute; Susan Saylor, flute and bass flute Joseph Schwantner has written a substantial body of work featuring flutes. On her Innova recording Looking Back, flutist Jennie Oh Brown provides superlative performances ofContinue reading “Jennie Oh Brown Plays Joseph Schwantner (CD Review)”

Jenny Olivia Johnson: Don’t Look Back (CD Review)

Jenny Olivia Johnson Don’t Look Back Innova Recordings CD 925   Wellesley professor Jenny Olivia Johnson presents a program of synth-inflected songs on Don’t Look Back, her debut recording for the Innova imprint. Like many good indie classical songwriters, her formula combines beautiful sounds with stark lyrics: I like to think of it as theContinue reading “Jenny Olivia Johnson: Don’t Look Back (CD Review)”