Muse Mentors

The Joy of Fluting: Flutist Paula Robison and her mentor Marcel Moyse

February 25, 2021 Paula Robison Season 1 Episode 8
Muse Mentors
The Joy of Fluting: Flutist Paula Robison and her mentor Marcel Moyse
Show Notes

Paula Robison was born in Nashville to an extraordinary family of actors, writers, dancers, and musicians. She grew up in Los Angeles not only playing the flute, but studying dance with Bella Lewitzky and theater with Jeff Corey. When she was twelve years old, music claimed her heart and she knew she wanted to be a flutist. Trained at the Juilliard School, she also studied flute with the great French flutist Marcel Moyse during her time in NYC.  Marcel's singing approach  and metaphorical and animated teaching style set Paula on fire and shaped her as a musician. Her trademark joie de vivre really shines in this episode which is chock full of music.

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George Frederic Handel, Flute Sonata in F Major, Op. 1, No. 11, HWV 369: Allegro (Paula Robison-flute, Timothy Eddy-cello, Kenneth Cooper-harpsichord)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Flute Concerto No.1 in G major, K.313, Allegro maestoso, (Paula Robison-flute)
Apanhei-Te, Cavaquinho! (Paula Robison-flute, and Romero Lubambo, Tiberio Nascimento, Sergio Brandão, Stanley Silverman, Cyro Baptista)
Robert Beaser, Cindy, from Mountain Songs for flute and guitar (Paula Robison-flute, Elliot Fisk-guitar)
Robert Beaser, Quicksilver, from Mountain Songs for flute and guitar
Ol' Man River, Paul Robeson
Wade in the Water, Fisk Jubilee Singers
Robert Beaser, Barbara Allen, from Mountain Songs for flute and guitar
Benjamin Godard, "Valse" from Suite De Trois Morceaux, Op. 116 (Paula Robison-flute)Astor Piazolla, "L'Histoire du Tango": Nightclub 1960 (Paula Robison-flute, Elliot Fisk-guitar)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Voi che sapete", from The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 arranged for flute and string quartet by Nicholas Kitchen (Paula Robison-flute, and the Borromeo String Quartet)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Flute Concerto No.2 in D major, K.314, Allegro aperto (Marcel Moyse-flute)
P.O. Ferroud - Bergere Captive from Trois pièces pour flûte seule (Marcel Moyse-flute)
Albert Hammond - It never rains in Southern California
Camille Saint-Saëns, The Swan, Carnival of the Animals, (Marcel Moyse-flute, Louis Moyse-piano)
Camille Saint-Saëns "Voliere" from Carnival of the Animals (Paula Robison-flute with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 
Giuseppe Verdi, Il Trovatore, (Marcel Moyse-flute, Louis Moyse-piano)
J.S. Bach Trio Sonata in G major Moyse Trio, BWV 1038, Largo (Marcel Moyse-flute, Blance Moyse-violin, Louis Moyse-piano)
Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen, "Sisters" from White Christmas
Theobald Boehm, Variations sur un Air Tyrolien (Marcel Moyse-flute, Louis Moyse, piano)
Claude Debussy, Syrinx (Paula Robison-flute)
Georges Hüe, Fantasie (Marcel Moyse-flute, Georges Truc)
Jean-Louis Tulou, Air Ecossais (Marcel Moyse-flute, Blance Moyse-violin, Louis Moyse-piano)
Claude Debussy, "Prélude à l'aprés-midi d'un faune"  (Paula Robison-flute)
J.S. Bach BWV 244-58 Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben, BWV 244, from the Saint Matthew Passion, Herbert Karajan conducting

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