Bach Flute Sonatas

Specifics of Performing Flute Repertoire, such as Articulation, Phrasing, Tone, Tempo, etc.

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Post by fluteguy18 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:43 am

I love the Bach Sonatas as well. They definitely clean the ears. ;) But furthermore, I think they teach you how to be a musician. For Bach to be expressive and beautiful you must bring out the harmony and melodic contour. It's so easy to glaze over those things in other literature. If you take the time to really study Bach, you learn all of the techniques you need to be a really fine player.

But just because you have learned them doesn't mean you're finished with them! As I have always said (but not on here I have realized...)

Mozart was a devious, DEVIOUS man. I think he learned his tricks from Bach.

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Post by cflutist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:05 am


So true, one can never tire of the Bach Sonatas nor Mozart Concerti.

I first played the G major in 1969 and just presented it again in the July Masterclass I attended.

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