Jeffrey Khaner is one of today’s most notable orchestral musicians. Principal flautist of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990, he has won numerous accolades for his silvery tone, soaring phrases, remarkable breath control and nimble virtuosity. This CD, featuring a diverse collection of accessible American flute sonatas, is Jeff’s debut solo recording. Jeff has become particularly associated with American repertoire. He has given several performances of Lowell Liebermann’s Flute Concerto and Sonata, the latter with the composer at the piano, at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and premiered Ned Rorem’s Flute Concerto which was commissioned for him by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
"This is a highly enjoyable collection of flute music by twentieth century American composers..."
"...Throughout all this music, much of which is technically of extreme difficulty, Khaner’s playing is faultless; his finger-and-tongue work is dauntingly brilliant, while he phrases with the utmost sensitivity and controls all parts of the flute’s register with equal ease. There may be those who will find his tone a little too sweet, with its strongly throbbing vibrato and great sweetness – but all those who know their onions where the flute is concerned will acknowledge a major player. He is ably supported and partnered in this splendid recording by Hugh Sung. Bravo Avie"