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Francis Poulenc

Publisher: Chester Music

Flute Sonata (1957)
commissioned by James Galway
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1957
Arranger/Editor
Lennox Berkeley
Duration
14 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
flute
Orchestration


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Francis Poulenc Flute Sonata (1957)
The rather unusual title for a work for orchestra - in fact a Concerto - is explained by the fact that it was originally written by Francis Poulenc, the French composer who died in 1963 and was a member of the composers who were known as "Les Six", for Flute and Piano. With his usual skill and expertise, Sir Lennox Berkeley has 'converted' this short work into a concert which is so convincing that the Composer himslef might, if he had heard it, have wondered why he did not think of it in the first place!

It is a most attractive work giving full scope to the range and versatility to the Flute as a solo instrument as well as providing us with a slow movement of unalloyed charm.

  • Ensemble
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    J Galway, flute
    Conductor
    Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble
    Scottish Chamber Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    J Stinton, flute
    Conductor
    Steuart Bedford
    Collins Classics:
  • Ensemble
    Scottish Chamber Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Jennifer Stinton (flute)
    Conductor
    Steuart Bedford
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