Peter Maxwell Davies is a cutting edge composer that you must know. His piccolo concerto is creative, fun, and different. If you're a piccolo player looking for new repertoire, you won't want to pass this concerto up!
Tilmann Dehnhard's a String of Thoughts begins with a repetitive piano line (stringing us along?) as the flute creates a melody on top. His use of extended techniques brings us through a wide range of playing and expression.
Written for flutist Paula Robison, Notturno is a virtuosic piece about "the role music place in the life of a musician and the role we musicians place in life." The music takes us on an introspective journey on what it means to be a musician; an emotional journey for sure!
Originally for Violin and Piano, Spiegel im Spiegel (mirror in the mirror) is a beautiful, calm and serene piece of music. Although simple in melody, it provokes an enormous amount of emotion in under 10 minutes.
Le Merle Noir "The Blackbird" is a haunting chamber piece for Flute and Piano. Messiaen is known for drawing inspiration from birds and Le Merle Noir is one of his strongest bird-like pieces. This has become a staple in the French Flute repertoire.
The Schulhoff Flute Sonata is a four-movement sonata that is a pleasure to play. The third movement gives us intensity and emotion, while the remaining three are fast and energetic.
Zyman, one of the leading Mexican composers in the international scene, has written a very lively Sonata! The first and third movements contain a lot of vibrance and energy, while the second movement is slow and emotional.
A beautiful and pure piece of music. Air was originally written for violinist Joshua Bell, and was premiered for Flute and Piano in 2004 by Ransom Wilson.