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Parisian Inspirations
Dionne Jackson, Marija Stroke

$ 14.99

For more than a century, French composers have created special ways of approaching the flute for evocative musical effects, offering wild celebratory dances or cool evocations of moonlight.  Dionne Jackson's brilliantly performed program represents a wide range of French composers of the last century and their imaginative reactions to the possibilities of the flute—flexible, tender, mysterious, joyous, melancholy, dark, or bright.  Dionne Jackson was the first American in more than a decade to receive First Prize in Flute from the Paris Conservatory while on a Fulbright grant. In her native Chicago, Jackson has held the position of assistant principal flute with Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2001. She is partnered by the excellent Marija Stroke.



“The truth is, even at home, the spirit of Paris is clearly fundamental to these outstanding American artists, and these Parisian Impressions should serve as an example and inspiration to flutists who aim to play these works in a French manner. This is an obvious acquisition for any such student of the art and for all lovers of superlative flute playing.” - Fanfare

“Some recital discs are ideal for aspiring artists to study and learn from. Dionne Jackson's "Parisian Inspirations" is beyond that -- this is inspired music-making everyone can appreciate and enjoy.” - Finding Beauty in Ephemera


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Henri Dutilleux: Sonatine for flûte et piano (1943)
Paul Taffanel: Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino (1907)
Philippe Gaubert: Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando (1906)
Eugène Bozza: Image pour flute seule, Op. 38 (1939)
Albert Roussel: Joueurs de flute, op. 27 (1924)
Pierre-Octave Ferroud: Trois Pièces pour flute seule (1921)
Claude Debussy: Syrinx pour flute seule (1913)
Francis Poulenc: Sonata pour flûte et piano (1957)

Dionne Jackson, flute
Marija Stroke, piano