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Post by JButky » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:15 pm

You could throw an etude in the mix too. The Kohler Romantic Etudes are nice as are many of the other etudes.

The Transcriptions of the Bach unaccompanied Cello Suites for Flute are also very nice (although not originally written for Flute)
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Post by sidekicker » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:58 pm

desdemona.sams wrote:
sidekicker wrote:I'm curious -- why only pieces for flute alone?

Another nice set to play are the Ferroud 3 pieces.

SK
beacause im going to make a concert with only solo pieces...people do not hear very often the solo flute, so i think it is interesting..
and i dont have stress with my piano player
Part of being a seasoned musician is learning how to effectively work with other musicians. It's just my opinion, but that's not a really good reason to go with all flute alone. You are missing out on a great (and critical) learning experience, not to mention cutting out a huge part of the flute repertoire by limiting yourself in that fashion.

As for your other reason (that solo flute pieces are not heard very much), I would disagree with you on that. Solo flute pieces are programmed all the time on well-rounded recital programs. Again, this is just my opinion, but I would never program a recital of all flute alone pieces. To keep from boring the audience, you would have to not only select very interesting and entertaining pieces, but also successfully pull off many different types of tone colors, styles, etc., in order to hold the attention of your audience. I'm not saying you can't do that because I have no idea what your level of playing is, but from a realistic standpoint few people would be able to do that very successfully.

Personally, I would not attend a flute recital of just flute alone pieces. As beautiful as our instrument is, it still has its limitations and there is only so much you can do by yourself to create an enjoyable experience for those who make the effort to come to hear you play. We cannot forget that our audience expects to be entertained to some degree, and have to keep that in mind as a program is being constructed. I believe most listeners would find a program of all flute alone pieces to be extremely uninteresting no matter what you put on it. And if that happens, you as a flutist might be painted as a rather unimaginative artist -- a hard jacket to shake off in the competitive flute world.

Again, these are just my opinions. You will do whatever you want, of course. But I hope you will consider changing your mind on this for your sake. To me, it's not as good an idea as you might think.

SK

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Post by AnnaJ » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:53 pm

I've just read this thread as I'm looking for solo pieces at the moment. I was just wondering, desdemona.sams, have you done your recital yet?
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Post by desdemona.sams » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:40 pm

sidekicker wrote:
desdemona.sams wrote:
sidekicker wrote:I'm curious -- why only pieces for flute alone?

Another nice set to play are the Ferroud 3 pieces.

SK
beacause im going to make a concert with only solo pieces...people do not hear very often the solo flute, so i think it is interesting..
and i dont have stress with my piano player
Part of being a seasoned musician is learning how to effectively work with other musicians. It's just my opinion, but that's not a really good reason to go with all flute alone. You are missing out on a great (and critical) learning experience, not to mention cutting out a huge part of the flute repertoire by limiting yourself in that fashion.

SK
I love to play with ohter musicians, especially improvise. The stress i'm talking about is more like an termin stress. I am studing in one country in Europe, but living in an other; my piano player is during the semester also in this country, and then in the summer, when i want to make this concert, she is in an different continent, in her home country. :D...so, that's what im talking about.



and I think, the flute has much more possibilities , we just have to search for them, by ourselves, and not just follow blind that, what is written in books

SK[/quote]

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Post by AnnaJ » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:57 am

I agree desdemona!

Also, I just bought this book: Die Solofloete - Edition Peters. There are 4 volumes: Barock, Classic, Romantic and 20th Century.

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Re: searching pieces for flute solo

Post by desdemona.sams » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:58 pm

Hi,
It has been a long time ago :D
I have done my flute solo recital, and played some interesting pieces:
Ian Clarke - The Great Train Raice - love it
Robert Aitken -Icicle
Blaz Pucihar - forme
C.Ph.E.Bach - solo sonata in a minor
Dubois - Danse
Telemann - Fantasy Nr. 12
Fürstenau - a capriccio

now i am going to do a similiar concert, repeat some things of that, and also study Honami from Offermans, and do a duo with guitar - Suite Buenos Aires, and one with flute --- i am searching now for a cool piece that the audience will love-maybe you habe suggestions.

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Post by lianeandflute » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:20 am

That looks like a really good programme! I think it would have been a really enjoyable concert from a programmatic point of view. Well done :D I may or may not steal some of the programme in the future.... haha :P
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Re: searching pieces for flute solo

Post by desdemona.sams » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:11 pm

thank you!
You ca "steel" it :D ...
it is a good place for exchanging here!

now i am looking for a really nice flute duo :?: not too long but effective.
somebody know some?

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Re: searching pieces for flute solo

Post by liebeyena » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:58 am

I will give a concert later.
I hv found this forum and just want to search sth I want.
How about your concert?Which solo you give ?

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Re: searching pieces for flute solo

Post by ichliebe » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:28 pm

Good topic.

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Re: searching pieces for flute solo

Post by ichliebe » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:29 pm

Thank you !

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Post by chaoticmusic » Sat May 21, 2011 8:07 am

Andersen opus 15??

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Re: searching pieces for flute solo

Post by PsykoNova » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:22 pm

tango studies - astor piazolla
Fantaisie sur le Marche funebre de Chopin for Flute an Piano - Demersseman
Opern Transcriptionen - anderson
Marais Les_Folies d'Espagne
Dvorak - humoresque n°7

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