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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Beaser Robert

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Barber, Samuel

Bartók, Béla Viktor János

Beaser, Robert

Bennet, Richard Rodney

Berio, Luciano

Bernstein, Leonard

Bloch, Ernest

Bolling, Claude

Boulanger, Marie-Juliette

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Brun, Georges

Burton, Eldin

Büsser, Henri

Camus, Pierre

Carter, Elliott

Casella, Alfredo

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Copland, Aaron

Corigliano, John

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Damase, Jean-Michel

Davidovsky, Mario

Debussy, Claude

Del Tredici, David

Denisov, Edison

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Dutilleux, Henri

Enescu, George

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Foote, Arthur

Foss, Lukas

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Gaubert, Philippe

Gieseking, Walter

Gordeli, Otar

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

Grovlez, Gabriel

Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo

Hanson, Howard Harold

Harsányi, Tibor

Harty, Hamilton

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hosokawa, Toshio

Hovhaness, Alan

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Jemnitz, Sándor

Jirák, Karel Boleslav

Jolivet, André

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kennan, Kent Wheeler

Kornauth, Egon

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Martin, Frank

Martino, Donald

Martinů, Bohuslav

Messiaen, Olivier

Mihalovici, Marcel

Milhaud, Darius

Mouquet, Jules

Mower, Mike

Muczynski, Robert

Nielsen, Carl

Offermans, Wil

Piazzolla, Astor

Piston, Walter

Poulenc, Francis

Prokofiev, Sergey

Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Ran, Shulamit

Ravel, Maurice

Reynolds, Verne

Rivier, Jean

Rota, Nino

Roussel, Albert

Rutter, John

Saariaho, Kaija

Sancan, Pierre

Schulhoff, Erwin

Schwantner, Joseph

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

The old men admiring themselves in the water for Flute and Piano

By Beaser Robert

R. Beaser: The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water for flute and piano was written in 1986 (originally for voice and piano) and it is based on the same title poem by W.B.Yeats. The poem is about two old men looking at their reflections in a river, contemplating about inevitable changes of life. Yeats wrote this short poem when he was in his thirties (1903):
"I heard the old, old men say, "Everything alters, and one by one we drop away." They had hands like claws, and their knees were twisted like the old thorn-trees by the waters. I heard the old, old men say, "all that's beautiful drifts away like the waters.".

Leonard Garrison

Jay Mauchley (piano), 2012, Albany Records

The Old Men Admiring Themselves in The Water

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Paula Robinson

Robert Beaser (piano), 2018, Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc.

The Old Men Admiring Themselves in The Water

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Beaser Robert

Robert Beaser (1954) is an American composer, percussionist and conductor whose composition style is known as "New Tonality” and compared with the late Samuel Barber. He studied at the Yale school of Music and  has received numerous awards and commissions from various prominent orchestras.
In 1993 he was appointed Professor and Chairman of Composition Department at the Julliard School in New York. Among his most known works - Mountain Songs for which Beaser won a Grammy Award, guitar concerto, Manhattan Roll for wind band and opera The Food of Love.