Geraldine Mucha. Naše Cesta for flute and piano
“In this edition I have tried to be as true as possible to the “Final version 2008” manuscript. At times there are some lovely quirky details, for example, bar 52 the ‘piano’ indication is on the second beat not first, and ‘Adagio espressivo’ is clearly written in bar 117 not 116. Furthermore, in an earlier version of this piece, in bar 92 the third note was a G, but in the 2008 manuscript it is clearly an A; the performer may decide!”
First flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, he has always collaborated as first flute with the BBC National Orchestra of Walles and with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Born in Wales, he studied with Margaret Ogonovsky and William Bennett. He is currently a lecturer at The Hague Royal Conservatory. After his 1999 debut at the Royal Albert Hall he continued his solo career with the Phliharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Orchestra, the Concert Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Wales.
She regularly collaborates with her harpist sister Catherine Beynon and with the Nash Ensemble Skampa Quartet and Leopold String Trio; He has recorded for Hyperion, Metier and Octavia.
Geraldine Thomson Mucha (5 July 1917 – 12 October 2012) was a Scottish composer.
She was born in London and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She married the Czech writer Jiří Mucha, son of the painter Alphonse Mucha, and in 1945 moved to Prague. She lived there for the greater part of the next sixty years.