O Bell’ Alma–flute and harp CD (2005)
Bell’ Alma Duo: Michele Frisch, flute; Kathy Kienzle, harp
Label: Ten Thousand Lakes (The Schubert Club), SC 119
Bell Alma Duo performs a selection of operatic favorites on this flute and harp CD. Frisch and Kiezle are principal players from the Minnesota Opera and Minnesota Orchestra. David Evan Thomas contributed O bell’ alma: Concert Paraphrase on Themes from Lucia di Lammermoor, a grand fantasy in the nineteenth-century style. Also music by Bellini, Puccini, Bizet, Massenet, Strauss, Daniel Sturm, Gluck and Verdi.
[One of the] “best new recordings from North America…. David Evan Thomas’s O bell’ alma, a concert paraphrase on themes from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, brings out the best in the performers.” –Andrew Druckenbrod The Gramophone, October, 2005