Robert Muczynski (March 19, 1929 – May 25, 2010) was an American composer, on the neglected side like so many others who deserve/deserved higher visibility. He was born in Chicago and studied composition with Alexander Tcherepnin at DePaul University in the late 1940s. At age 29 he made his Carnegie Hall debut, performing a program of his own compositions for piano. The 35 movements of various works on the disc average under two minutes each; he is obviously terse--he tosses an attractive idea out and then goes on to the next thing. His mid-20th-century idiom is consistently engaging, and he writes very well for winds. The brief Movements for Wind Quintet is gorgeous, as is the Flute Duets Imo. If you are a fan of flute repertoire in general (I really am) I think you will really enjoy everything here. This was originally released on Marco Polo. Enjoy!