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March 7th, 2006

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08:53 am - Today's challenge ...
Name your favourite flute concerto.


Ok, then, name any flute concerto.


How about any written in the last 20 years ?


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Date:March 7th, 2006 08:57 am (UTC)
I used to listen to flute concertos by Mozart. But I'm not sure where that tape is now.
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Date:March 7th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC)
Not exactly a concerto, but Dead Can Dance's "Piece for Solo Flute" would definitely be a favourite of mine.
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Date:March 7th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
Well, Mozart wrote a couple. The most modern one I know is by Paul Hindemith, and it turns out that was earlier than I thought and written in the 1930s.

I admit that I know these mainly because I have played movements from them in exams.
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Date:March 7th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)
The Hindemith is my favourite! That slow movement is just amazing.
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Date:March 7th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)


You're not going to let me have The Magic Flute, are you?

I think this is a particularly tough question because they usually have names such as "Concerto in G major" and thus I could take a wild stab in the dark and undoubtedly hit three or four different artists. I remember studying a flute concerto by Vivaldi in music class in year 10... nooo idea what the name is but I could hum you some of the melody!

Last 20 years? That's much harder. I'm not anywhere near enough of a classical fan to listen to modern things :
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Date:March 8th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)

...he takes the bait

Hmm, could this be a troll just to see if I'm still reading your journal? :-)

Favourite flute concerto: Carl Nielsen.

Last 20 years: Lowell Liebermann, a very cool American composer, has written a flute concerto, as well as one for flute+harp and one for piccolo, mainly at the urging of James Galway. They're available on CD, I think from Hyperion.

Guy Noble, an Australian radio personality and occasional composer, wrote a flute concerto recently (1999?)

Carl Vine hasn't written any flute concertos, but he should, as his sonata for flute and piano is extremely cool (also available on CD from Tall Poppies).
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Date:March 15th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)

Re: ...he takes the bait

Hmm, could this be a troll just to see if I'm still reading your journal? :-)

Maybe :-)

I should post the follow-up I was meaning to do for this ... once I remember what point I was trying to make in the first place :-)

(something like "kids these days, wouldn't know good music if it bit them" I imagine)
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Date:March 8th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
Hm. I was going with "L'apres-midi d'un faun" then I thought, hm, probably not a concerto. Still one of my favourite pieces though.

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