Solo and Chamber Music Recordings

American Webster (Crystal 717). Works by Libby Larsen, Robert Sirota, Anthony Brandt, Richard Toensing, and Paul Schoenfeld performed by the Webster Trio (Michael Webster, clarinet; Robert Moeling, piano).

Music of Martin Amlin for flute, clarinet and piano (Albany Records/Troy 1567). Composer Martin Amlin is pianist for all works. Four  involve flute: Intrada for two flutes and piano (with Fenwick Smith), Morceau de Concours for flute and piano, Sonata No. 2 for flute and piano, and Trio Sonatina for flute, clarinet and piano (with Michael Webster).

Performances herein are stellar and make a wonderful case for the music; having the composer at the piano keyboard, of course, lends an authenticity to the entire production.  — David DeBoor Canfield
Fanfare Magazine, Issue 39:1

The flute is treated in a virtuoso fashion, but the overriding feel is of reflection, not display, and once more Leone Buyse is a most expressive voice (Morceau de Concours).The close rapport enjoyed by Buyse and Amlin is once again a key factor in the performance’s success (Sonata No. 2 for flute and piano).  –Colin Clarke
Fanfare Magazine, Issue 39:1

Returning Souls  (New World Records/80745). Works of composer Shih-Hui Chen. Three pieces involve flute: Sweet Rice Pie, Our Names, and Returnings (a trio with cellist Bion Tsang and percussionist Robert Schulz). Among the other artist collaborators on this CD are Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Norman Fischer, cello; Jeanne Kierman Fischer, piano; Michael Webster, clarinet; and Timothy Jones, baritone.
American Vistas (Albany Records/Troy 1097). American music for voice and flute with soprano Mimmi Fulmer featuring works by Martin Amlin, Braxton Blake, Maura Bosch, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Kenneth Gaburo, Scott Gendel, Ralph Shapey, and Kurt Stallmann. Assisting artists include Michael Webster, Martin Amlin, and Scott Gendel.
Fleeting Visions (Beauport Classical 1804). Arthur Gottschalk’s Sonatina Casada (with Michael Webster, clarinet)
Dedicated to Barrère, Vol. 2(Crystal 716). Works by Marion Bauer, Leonardo de Lorenzo, Philippe Gaubert, Richard Franko Goldman, Charles T. Griffes, H. Maurice Jacquet, Christiaan Kriens, Albert Roussel, and Edgard Varese, composed to honor the celebrated Franco-American flutist Georges Barrere; with Martin Amlin and Paula Page

This is the second installment in Leone Buyse’s Dedicated to Barrere series. I absolutely gushed about the first (Jan/Feb 2007). This is just as fabulous. As I said in the previous review, simply put, this is how the flute should sound. Buyse and Amlin clearly have a natural musical connection; their balance and ensemble are flawless. There are 11 works here–far too many to describe in detail–but all have a connection to Georges Barrere, some well known (Griffes), others a pleasant surprise (Goldman, Kriens). Program notes by Nancy Toff are scholarly and readable. Another must-buy from great artists.
— Chaffee, American Record Guide, March/April 2008

Dedicated to Barrère (Crystal 715). Works by André Caplet, Eugène Damaré, Philippe Gaubert, Eugène Lacroix, Augustin Lefort, Albert Seitz, and Henry Wollett, composed to honor the celebrated Franco-American flutist Georges Barrère; with Martin Amlin Crystal Records Inc.
The Sky’s the Limit (Crystal 317). 20th century American music for flute featuring works of Martin Amlin, Theodore Antoniou, Samuel Barber, John Cage, Ingolf Dahl, Vivian Fine, Juli Nunlist, and Greg Tucker; assisted by Fenwick Smith and Martin Amlin Crystal Records Inc.
Rivier Revisited (Crystal 319). Chamber works for flute by Jean Rivier, with Logan Skelton, piano; Michael Webster, clarinet; Freda Herseth, soprano; Kristen Beene, oboe; Richard Beene, bassoon; Bryan Kennedy, horn; Penelope Fischer, Claudia Anderson, and Julie Stone, flute Crystal Records Inc.
Contrasts (Boston Records 1011). 20th century American music for flute and harp with Ann Hobson Pilot, featuring works of Joseph Castaldo, John Heiss, Geoffrey Dana Hicks, Katherine Hoover, David Noon, Vincent Persichetti, Bernard Rogers, and Charles Rochester Young
Of Angels and Shepherds (CRI 883). Flute concerti of Richard Toensing with Theodore Kuchar and the National Symphony of Ukraine. Now distributed by Berkshire Music Outlet. New World Records
From Vienna to Budapest (Camerata Tokyo 38001). Works by Brahms, Schubert and Bartok/Arma transcribed for flute, clarinet, and piano, performed by the Webster Trio Japan (Leone Buyse, flute; Michael Webster, clarinet; Chizuko Sawa, piano
Tour de France (Crystal Records 356). Works for flute, clarinet, and piano performed by the Webster Trio (Michael Webster, clarinet; Katherine Collier, piano) featuring music of Bizet, Debussy, Fauré, and St. Saëns Crystal Records Inc.
World Wide Webster (Crystal Records 357). Works for flute, clarinet, and piano performed by the Webster Trio (Michael Webster, clarinet; Robert Moeling, piano) featuring music of Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, and Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Crystal Records Inc.
Sonata Cho-Cho San (Nami/Live Notes WWCC-7302). Works for flute, clarinet, and piano performed by the Webster Trio Japan (Michael Webster, clarinet; Chizuko Sawa, piano) featuring operatic music by Puccini, Mozart, and Bizet
About Time: 20th Century Vocal Music (Centaur 2510). Fred Cohen’s That Which Binds Us , with soprano Mimmi Fulmer Centaur Records
Songs of Logan Skelton, Vol. 1 (Centaur 2669). “Interlude: The Song of Somer” from Chaucer Songs, assisted by Logan Skelton Centaur Records
Harbison Simple Daylight — Words from Paterson (Elektra/Nonesuch 79189-2). Boston Symphony Chamber Players with baritone Sanford Sylvan.
Il Covegno: Premiere Recording of Amilcare Ponchielli’s Solo Works for Winds (Danacord 471). With Fred Ormand, Harry Sargous, Deborah Chodacki, Anton Nel, Andrew Jennings, Martin Katz, and the Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Juozas Domarkas conducting Danacord Records
Hindemith Sonatas (Equilibrium Records 9). A centennial tribute recording by members of the University of Michigan School of Music faculty
Koechlin: Sonata for Two Flutes, Op. 75 (with Fenwick Smith, Hyperion A66414)
Muczynski: Duos for Flutes, Op. 34 (with Andrea Loewy, Centaur 2689)
Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C Major, P.79 (New Hampshire Music Festival, Sonar)


As principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (under Ozawa, unless otherwise indicated):

  • Mahler: Symphonies No. 3, 5 and 6 (Philips)
  • Brahms: Symphonies No. 3 and 4, Alto Rhapsody, and Haydn Variations (Haitink, Philips)
  • Franck: Symphony in D Minor (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • Mendelssohn: complete Midsummer Night’s Dream (DG)
  • Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Britten: Young Person’s Guide (Nicolodeon/Sony)
  • St. Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (Nicolodeon/Sony)
  • Tschaikovsky: complete Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty (DG); Pique Dame (BMG/RCA)
  • Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3 (Kissin, BMG/RCA)
  • Ravel: Concerto in D/Britten: Diversions/Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.4 (Fleisher, Sony Classical)
  • Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2(Mutter, Polygram/DG)/Poulenc: Concerto Champêtre (Pinnock,DG)
  • Bach-Saito: Chaconne (Philips)
  • Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Bernstein: The Final Concert, DG)

As principal flutist of the Boston Pops Orchestra under John Williams:

  • Pops in Love
  • Pops Brittania
  • Holst’s The Planets
  • Bernstein by Boston
  • Pops à la Russe
  • Pops by Gershwin
  • Digital Jukebox
  • With a Song in My Heart
  • Salute to Hollywood
  • On Stage
  • Music of the Night
  • Swing, Swing, Swing
  • America, the Dream Goes On (Philips)
  • I Love a Parade
  • Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (Sony Classical)

As principal flutist of the San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart:

  • Respighi: The Birds (Philips)

As second flutist and solo piccoloist of the Rochester Philharmonic:

  • Amram: Triple Concerto (Red Seal)
  • Gene Gutchë: Icarus (Vox Turnabout)
  • Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus (Vox Turnabout)

As solo piccoloist of the Eastman Wind Ensemble:

  • Fiesta! (Decca)