Did you know that many of our *Favorite Flute Composers* have birthdays in January and February? Here's a list of our favorite piece by each composer's born during these chilly months - we hope you are inspired to celebrate with us!
Henri Dutilleux- January 22nd
So what if Dutilleux was famously critical of his flute Sonatine? We consider it one of the greatest French works for Flute! This difficult, yet gorgeous piece is certain to be a show stopper on your next recital or audition.
W.A. Mozart - January 27th
The toughest question flutists face - Do you prefer Mozart's G Major Concerto or D Major Concerto?!? This debate has lit up flutists' conversations forever, and probably won't be settle anytime soon - each concerto has its' challenges and beauty, so we say.. Why not play both?!
Franz Schubert- January 31st
Schubert’s Introduction and Variations is one of the most famous Romantic flute compositions. Based off of the 18th song cycle from Die schöne Müllerin, this virtuosic piece shows off both musicality AND technique!
Felix Mendelssohn- February 3rd
Someone alert the authorities, because we have officially stolen this concerto from violinists! Sweet, yet powerful, this concerto sings it’s way to the heart of the listeners, and if you ask us, it sounds better on flute! (shh, don't tell violinists!)
Charles Marie Widor- February 21st
Widor’s Suite is a substantial piece of music, full of lyricism and expressiveness. The length and movement scheme create a sonata-like vibe without following it the typical (sometimes rigid) structure of a sonata. Also interesting to note that this piece is dedicated to Paul Taffanel!
Léo Delibes- February 21st
The famous Flower Duet, from Delibes’ Opera Lakme, was originally written for soprano and mezzo soprano. With the flutes natural singing ability, this transcription is perfect for two flutes & piano, or flute, soprano and piano. We love a multi-
G.F Handel - February 23rd
As one of the Greatest Baroque composers, Handel gifted flutists us this staple of flute repertoire. These Sonatas are perfect additions to any recital - plus you get to make the ultimate flute pun... If it's not BAROQUE don't fix it!