Potpourry on 4 Ukrainian Songs for Flute ensemble and piano
Unique project with 32 flutists all over the world
Project idea: Professor Ulrich Müller-Doppler, Germany
Producer and composer: Eugene Magalif, Belarus-USA
Flutists in alphabetical order:
|Arampi, Martina Italy||McDonough, Emer Ireland-UK|
|Arnheim, Yossi Israel||Mendoza Salas, Maria Mexico-Venezuela|
|Asbjørnsen, Lars Norway-Germany||M, Helena Germany|
|Ayscue, Ronna USA||Miragliotta, Sergio Brazil-USA|
|D’Arcangelo, Rita Italy-Germany||Müller-Doppler, Ulrich Germany|
|D’Hollander, Berten Belgium||Nagle, Patricia France|
|Dimitrova, Elena Moldova-Ukraine||Rotbart, Amadeus Belarus-Ukraine|
|F, Anzhalika Belarus||Sarkissian, Arin Armenia-USA|
|Gaudino, Marco Italy||Savelyev, Denis Ukraine-USA|
|Gershman-Pepper, Nikka USA||Schulthess, Helene Switzerland|
|Gnativ, Dmytro Ukraine-USA||Scott, Kim USA|
|Dmytro Ukraine-USA||Syrovatina, Olga Ukraine|
|Krzysztof Maciej Poland-Kuwait||Sytianko, Oleg Belarus-Finland|
|Lancellotti Auld, Carla USA||Ting, Chi Taiwan-USA|
|Lee, Coreisa Janelle USA||Whitman, Pamela USA|
|Li, Annie China-USA||Zernaeva, Olga Ukraine|
|Matviienko, Sofiia Ukraine-UK|
Well-known German flute professor Ulrich M-Doppler, the last direct descendant of the famous composers-flutists Doppler brothers, called Magalf and asked him to create a piece on Ukrainian themes. Magalif wrote ”Ukrainian Medley (Potpourri)” based on four Ukrainian songs. The project involved a joint remote video recording of this piece by flutists from different countries with piano accompaniment. The plan was to record the ”Ukrainian Medley” with 15 flutists, but many more performers wanted to participate in the project, so their number was expanded to 32 flutists from 23 countries. There are many well-known and respected soloists, professors and students. You can see all of them in pictures in this post or in comments.
There are three Flute parts in ”Ukrainian Medley” and three large sections. All of them connected by the folk theme ”Shchedryk:” “What a Moonlit Night,” “Oh, Girl, the Grove is Humming,” and “Black Eyebrows, Brown Eyes.”
We hope that the video “Ukrainian Medley” will be widely distributed by news outlets.
All project participants believe that such collaboration of musicians from different countries will help to stop the aggression and establish peace.
April 12, 2022
the Ukrainian service of Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe published an article about the project:
April 27, 2022
A reportage appeared on the main English page of the Voice of America!
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May 16, 2022
FluteJournal.com (United Kingdom) published the article about our project.