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Favorite Flute Concertos

Post by powayflute01 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:36 pm

Hi all!
The orchestra conductor at my university is putting on a "concerto competition", in which anybody on any instrument can audition a concerto (on their instrument, obviously!). The winner will be featured in a concert playing their concerto with orchestral accompaniment. I think I would like to enter, but I can't seem to think of any other flute concertos except for the Mozart ones (not that there's anything wrong with Mozart--I'd just like a little more of a selection.) Does anybody have any favorite flute concertos?
Haha, this one is my favorite: :shock:
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Favorite flute concertos

Post by MeLizzard » Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:46 am

Mozart is nice, but we've got lots of choices. :D Some of my favorites are Ibert, Rodrigo Concerto Pastorale, Liebermann (difficult), Vivaldi D Major (The Goldfinch), Boccherini D major, Griffes Poem, Hanson Serenade, Devienne e minor, Reinecke, Mercadante, Foote A Night Piece, Malcolm Arnold concerto...is there a particular style period you prefer over others? We have a great repertoire--just think--you could be a SAXOPHONIST looking for a concerto lol! :wink:

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Post by MeLizzard » Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:50 am

Oh, yeah, there are also nice orchestrations of some sonatas and things. There's one, by the composer, of Bloch's Suite Modale (gorgeous!!!), and a Lenox Berkeley orchestration of the Poulenc Sonata. :)

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Post by powayflute01 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:49 pm

Wow, thanks for the help! ...How do you tell what is a concerto and what is not a concerto?
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Post by MeLizzard » Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:00 pm

Usually, if the word 'concerto' isn't in the title, the words 'for flute and strings (or orchestra)', or something, will be included... :wink:

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Post by powayflute01 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:34 am

Well, I'm still deciding if I'm going to audition for my college's concerto competition, but I've narrowed down my choices if I do audition. Probably either Griffes' "Poem", Vivaldi (the bird one?) or maybe a Bach concerto...
Haha, this one is my favorite: :shock:
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Post by MeLizzard » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:06 pm

Kewl! Let us know how it works out!

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Post by lhampton » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:29 pm

well, I don't think this post will be much help. but lately I've been listening to khatchatourian's concerto for flute and orchestra, and it is awesome. It sounds exteremely hard though. Melizzard also mentioned Devienne's concerto in E minor and reinecke's sonata in E which are both great pieces..
Good luck with your competition

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Post by powayflute01 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:39 am

I agree--the Khatchatourian is awesome! :D I also looove the Reinecke, but my current teacher isn't crazy about it. I know I'll play it eventually, just probably not when I'm studying it with her.
I'm really leaning toward Poem, but I'd really like to hear a good recording of it. I currently have two recordings of it in my possession (well okay, I'm borrowing them), one played by Carol Wincenc and the other by Joseph Mariano and I'm not really crazy about either of them. I guess I'm being really picky, but I play a piece soooo much better when I have a good recording to listen to. I like Mariano's sound much better than Carol Wincenc's, but some of his recording is a little hard to hear because of a backround interference (it's a REALLY old recording, originally done on a 78 rpm), though I like Carol's interpretation of the piece better than Mariano's. So...just out of curiousity...does anyone know of any other recordings done of this piece? I'm sure there are more out there, but I'm not quite sure where to start searching.
Thanks!
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Post by 91st_Army_Flutist » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:46 pm

There is a recording of Alexa Still of New Zealand doing the recording. I don't like her sound or interpretation that much, but the orchestral recording is more modern and sounds better than the other two you mentioned, I have them both.

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Post by powayflute01 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:50 pm

Hey thanks! I'll have to listen to that sometime...
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Post by boomerang » Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:49 pm

Another nice one is the Jacob Concerto for Flute and Strings...wonderful Alexa Still recording of this

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Post by embum79 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:13 pm

Of course there's the Chaminade Concertino which is wonderful.. although a little overplayed.. but it's still fun to learn and play.. and a crowd pleaser.
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Post by Symphony » Sat May 28, 2005 9:46 am

Oh the Chaminade is beautiful - regarding concertos (im only like six months too late ;) The Quantz is gorgeous, and the Romberg - this is simply stunning, the middle movement is so lyrical - its beautiful! Tons of 'unusual' ones out there - I tend to veer away from the Mozart etc ;)
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