Robert Aitken
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1939-08-28
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Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Morris Aitken, CM (born August 28, 1939) is a Canadian composer and flautist. He began his career as a teenager playing in a number of orchestras, notably becoming the youngest principal flautist in the history of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 1958 at the age of 19. In 1971, he abandoned ensemble performance to pursue a highly successful solo career. He has appeared as a soloist with major symphony orchestras throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has made more than 40 commercial recordings.

Born in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Aitken has played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, CBC Symphony Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He is Artistic Director of New Music Concerts in Toronto. He has also done classical and contemporary music (along with eminent harpist Erica Goodman) on BIS Records. He studied flute wirh Nicolas Fiore, Marcel Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Andre Jaunet, Severino Gazzelloni, and Hubert Barwahser.

From 1988 to 2004, Aitken was a member of the music faculty at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. He is also a former faculty member of the University of Toronto (1960–1975) and the Shawnigan Summer School of Arts (1972–1982) and was director of advanced studies in music at the Banff Centre from 1985 to 1989.

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Concerto for flute and strings in D minor (H.426) (1747?)
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Concerto for flute and strings in D minor (H.426) (1747?)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata for flute and continuo in A minor (Wq.128)
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Sonata for flute and continuo in A minor (Wq.128)
Ernest Chausson
Le colibri, Op 2 No 7
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Le colibri, Op 2 No 7
Ernest Chausson
Le temps de lilas (Poème de l'amour et de la mer)
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Le temps de lilas (Poème de l'amour et de la mer)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Concerto for flute and strings no.2 (Wq.167) in B flat major
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Concerto for flute and strings no.2 (Wq.167) in B flat major
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Concerto for flute and strings in A major (Wq.168)
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Concerto for flute and strings in A major (Wq.168)
Toru Takemitsu
Toward the Sea for Alto Flute and Guitar III Cape Cod
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Toward the Sea for Alto Flute and Guitar III Cape Cod
Toru Takemitsu
Toward the Sea for Alto Flute and Guitar I The Night
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Toward the Sea for Alto Flute and Guitar I The Night
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for flute and orchestra in D major (K.314)
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Concerto for flute and orchestra in D major (K.314)
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