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Nicholas S. Lander
My interest in music of the distant past has centred largely on the recorder, though I have played a number of renaissance wind instruments as well as the trombone. In the past I have taught recorder at several tertiary institutions. Occasionally I teach private students who have exhausted other local resources.
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La Cicala, a baroque ensemble featuring Brazilian recorder player Inês d’Avena, has recently released its dubut CD. Dolce Napoli, Sonate e Concerti per Flauto is a sampling of the extensive but hitherto neglected early 18th-century repertoire of concertos and sonatas for the recorder from Neapolitan composers, much of it known only from manuscripts. Represented here are Nicola Fiorenza, Francesco Mancini, Filippo Rosa, Leonardo Leo, Pietro Pulij and Domenico Natale Sarro. This delightful and sometimes surprising music is played on reconstructions by Fumitaka Saito of Italian-made recorders of the period, altos by N. Castel and Giovanni Panormo, as well as by Jacob Denner. Inês is a specialist in the study and performance of Neapolitan repertoire for the recorder and has gathered around her a cosmopolitan ensemble whose members hail from North America, South America and Europe.