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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Bloch Ernest

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

Bourdin, Roger

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

Grinblat, Romuald

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

Sibelius, Jean

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Weinberg, Mieczysław

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Suite Modale for Flute and Piano

By Bloch Ernest

E. Bloch: "Suite Modale" for Flute and Piano was written in 1956 and dedicated to flutist Elaine Shaffer who, leaving her principal flute position in Houston Symphony, started her solo career in 1953. Another version of "Suite Modale" for Flute and String Orchestra version was made in 1958, which was recorded by Elain Shaffer. The record, which was sent to Bloch, inspired him to write another composition for her: "Two Last Poems (Maybe...) for Flute and Orchestra.

Mark Sparks

Clinton Adams (piano), 2010, AAM Recordings / Orchard

1. Moderato

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Mark Sparks

Clinton Adams (piano), 2010, AAM Recordings / Orchard

2. L'istesso Tempo

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Mark Sparks

Clinton Adams (piano), 2010, AAM Recordings / Orchard

3. Allegro Giocoso

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Mark Sparks

Clinton Adams (piano), 2010, AAM Recordings / Orchard

4. Adagio

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Bloch Ernest

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) was a Swiss-born American composer, recognized as one of the greatest Swiss composers in history. Having strong religious upbringing, Bloch's music heavily draws on his Jewish heritage. Among his most popular compositions are "Hebrew Suite" for viola or violin and orchestra, Baal Schem for violin and piano, and Schelomo for cello and orchestra.
Born in Geneva, he studied music in Brussels, taking violin lessons from Eugène Ysaÿe. Then he studied composition with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt. After living in various parts of Europe for some years he moved to the United States in 1916 and taught composition at Mannes School of Music since 1917. Three years later he became the first Musical Director of the Cleveland Institute of Music. From 1925 to 1930 he relocated to San Francisco, becoming the Director of the Conservatory there. Throughout 1930s he stayed in Switzerland and came back to US in 1939 to join music faculty in Berkeley in 1941. Among his students were George Antheil, Ernst Bacon, Mark Brunswick, Richard Cumming, Ethel Glenn Hier etc.