James Galway

The Lark in the Clear Air

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From the first note to the last, The Lark in the Clear Air is wonderfully serene and magically performed by arguably the world's most popular classical instrumentalist, James Galway. The Lark in the Clear Air is a collection of classical pieces particularly suited to the fluid notes of the flute. Galway provides a lush impressionism on "Notturno" by Grieg and the "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn" and "Claire de Lune" by Debussy, with a depth of emotion, mood and color only a flute can bring. "The Flight of the Bumble Bee" and Grieg's "Last Spring" exhibit Galway's precision and clarity...

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:16
2 5:31
3 2:04
4 3:22
5 1:03
The Gadfly Suite
6 4:24
Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031
7 2:12
8 2:27
9 2:33
10 4:20
String Quartet in F major ("Serenade"), Op. 3/5, H. 3/17 (spurious, possibly by Hoffstetter)
11 3:22
12 3:10
13 9:16
14 2:34
15 4:41
16 3:33
17 4:37
18 6:29
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