Le Merle Noir ( I. Shner, S. Kotova)
For her newest recording, saxophonist Idit Shner presents a 'mid-century modern' recital of original and arranged works for saxophone and piano. All of the compositions date from 1939-1977, including original works by Eugene Bozza, Paul-Baudouin Michel, and Philip Glass, along with arrangements of pieces by Olivier Messiaen (Le Merle Noir, for flute and piano) and Ross Lee Finney (Sonata in A Minor, for violin and piano). Accompanying Shner is the incomparable pianist Svetlana Kotova.
...an impressive showing. --The Washington Post