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Thanks to Andy Woodson for the following clips!

"Happy People" by Andy Woodson, with Andy (bass) and Mark Flugge (piano) at Mark's Capital Faculty Recital, November 2010


"February's Promise" by Mark FLugge, with Andy Woodson (bass) and me (flute) at Mark's Capital Faculty Recital, November 2010


Love Improvisation No. 2 for Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, and Tympani

Lynda Hasseler, Mezzo-Soprano; Mark Baker, Baritone; Lisa Jelle, Flute; Gail Lehto Zugger, Bass Clarinet; Robert Breithaupt, Tympani
Dina Lentsner, 2009


Dina Lentsner created "Love Improvisation No. 2" (2009) at the urging of two of her Capital University colleagues, Lynda Hasseler and me.  This recording is from a live performance at the Capital University NOW Festival in Huntington Recital Hall on February 10, 2010. My colleagues in the performance are Lynda Hasseler, mezzo-soprano; Mark Baker, baritone; Gail Lehto Zugger, bass clarinet; and Bob Breithaupt, tympani.

The text is from Derrida, a documentary by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman.  Jacques Derrida was one of the most well-known and prolific twentieth century philosophers; he developed the theory known as deconstruction.

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Dr. Dina Lentsner is Associate Professor of Music History, Music Theory and Composition at Capital University Conservatory of Music. She completed her undergraduate studies in music theory at Pskov College of Music, and her graduate studies in composition at St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. In 1990 she immigrated to United States with her family, and in 2002 she received a Ph.D. in music theory from The Ohio State University.


-Just whatever you want to say about love...

-About what?


-Love or death?

-Love, not death. We've heard enough about death.



-I have nothing to say about love. I am not capable of talking in generalities about love. I am not capable... I have an empty head on love...

-Supposing I love someone. Do I love someone for the absolute singularity of who they are?... Does one love someone or does one love something about someone? ... The history of love, the heart of love is divided between the who and the what.