Concert Collection for Flute and PianoBack to all Works
Arranged and Performed by Franco Cesarini
|Various (for further details please see content below)
|Franco Cesarini, Flute & Anna Somaschini, Piano
|Performance Score, Part & CD (Demo + Play-along)
|YEAR OF RELEASE
This collection contains a number of intermediate pieces from the Baroque period to the beginning of the 20th century. Most of the pieces were originally written for other instruments, and were only later adapted to the expressive potential of the flute. The variations of Marin Marais, for instance, were composed for viola da gamba. In his introduction of 1701, the composer writes that the piece has been written in such a way as to make it playable by other instruments, such as the flute for example. Of the original thirty-two variations I have selected twelve to provide the widest possible variety of styles. This selection is about seven minutes long and is suitable for performances with or without basso continuo.
The Romantic pieces of Dvořák, Cui, Franck, and Grieg allow a particularly refined approach to the prevailing musical interpretation. At the same time, they require a subtle differentiation of dynamics and tempo and a balanced use of vibrato and rubato. The pieces by Fauré and Satie are particularly suitable for introducing flautists to the sound idiom of the Impressionists. This musical tendency marked a renaissance of the flute after a period of neglect by the major Romantic composers.
The melodic nature of most of the pieces is a challenge to explore a wide range of sound colours – an essential precondition when encountering the repertoire of important composers.
The enclosed CD provides a demonstration of each piece, followed by the piano accompaniment. Of course, this interpretation reflects the own musical taste of Franco Cesarini and is by no means the only way to perform these pieces. Use all your musical sensitivity and creativity to achieve your own personal interpretation that expresses your own insight into the pieces!
Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904), arr. Franco Cesarini
César Cui (1835-1918), arr. Franco Cesarini
César Franck (1822-1890), arr. Franco Cesarini
Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783), arr. Franco Cesarini
Gymnopédie No. 1
Eric Satie (1866-1925), arr. Franco Cesarini
François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829), arr. Franco Cesarini
Edward Grieg (1843-1907), arr. Franco Cesarini
Les Folies d'Espagne
Marin Marais (1656-1728), arr. Franco Cesarini
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), arr. Franco Cesarini
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