In preparation for Carol Wincenc's landmark Naumburg Award Recital at New York's Lincoln Center, she asked composer Daniel Paget to create a work drawn from the world of wonderful Romanian folk music for nai, or panpipes. The result was Romania!, Fantasy for Flute and Piano, a duet suggestive of both the nai and the cimbalom (hammered dulcimer). The work is a brilliant tip-of-the-hat to Wincenc's Austro-Hungarian heritage and her inner tzigane-style temperament. Great care has been taken to select dynamics and articulations that allow the phrases to make the best use of the flute's capabilities, given the rich harmonic language typical of this part of the world. Filled withmeltingly beautiful lyricism and dazzling technical gestures, this new edition is bound to bring years of enjoyment to all those who have it.
Performance duration (approx): 12'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).