High rankings for “Freedom” on Billboard’s classical charts!
November 25, 2015
by Dolce Suono
Stellar duo of flutist Mimi Stillman and pianist Charles Abramovic’s new CD “Freedom” (Innova Recordings) with premiere recordings by Richard Danielpour, David Finko, and Mieczyslaw Weinberg, ranked highly on Billboard‘s classical charts! In this recording of music for the triumph of artistic freedom and the human spirit. Mimi and Charlie are joined by cellist Yumi Kendall in the Danielpour.
Visit album page at Innova here. Purchase at Amazon here or iTunes here.
Here are some early media coverage and rave reviews for “Freedom”:
Tablet Magazine’s Vox podcast. Listen to Mimi talk about “Freedom”:
“Stillman’s great technical ability and use of color creates a powerful experience for the listener… the duo of Stillman and Abramovic has been working together for 14 years and their sensitive, passionate playing plumbs the depths of sorrow and inspiration.”
“Gravitas for flute. . .likely to expand the flute repertoire with works that defy the stereotypical emotional limitations of wind instruments.”
– David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Mimi Stillman brings tremendous brilliance, authority, as well as nuance to her playing. Accolades go to her stellar collaborators too: pianist Charles Abramovic, whose partnership with Stillman makes for a hand-in-glove match.”
– Shulamit Ran, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
“An invaluable disc, beautifully played and beautifully recorded”
– Steven Stucky, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
“Not only do they [Stillman and Abramovic] find just the right rhythmic balance, but even their tones interact in a lovely way, with Stillman’s always fresh, tightly focused sound finding a welcome embrace in Abramovic’s multi-hued tonality.”