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20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Borne François

Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

Chopin, Frédéric

Danzi, Franz Ignaz

Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard

Donizetti, Gaetano

Donjon, Johannes

Doppler, Albert Franz

Fauré, Gabriel

Frühling, Carl

Ganne, Louis

Godard, Benjamin

Grandval, Clémence

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Mendelssohn, Felix

Mercadante, Saverio

Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard

Mouquet, Jules

Périlhou, Albert

Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Schubert, Franz

Schumann, Robert

Sibelius, Jean

Strauss, Richard

Taffanel, Claude Paul

Tulou, Jean-Louis

Wagner, Siegfried

Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Carmen Fantasy for Flute and orchestra

Carmen Fantasy for Flute and orchestra

By Borne François

F. Borne: "Fantasie Brillante" on Themes from George Bizet's opera "Carmen" for flute and piano was written in 1880, five years after the premiere of the opera. Fantasy was very popular form of composition at that time, showcasing capabilities of solo instrument.

Jean-Pierre Rampal

Futaba Inoue (piano), 1975

Carmen Fantasy

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Jasmine Choi

Hugh Sung (piano), 2011, CDBaby

Carmen Fantasy

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Noemi Györi

Suzana Bartal (piano), 2023, Hungaroton

Fantaisie brillante

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Borne François

François Borne (1840-1920) was a French flutist and composer. He was a solo flutist of the Bordeaux Symphony and Professor at Toulouse Conservatory. Due to Boehm's inventions, many composers took advantage of now fully chromatic instrument to showcase new possibilities of the flute.

The Fantasie Brilliante was one of the fantasies composed at the second part of the 19th century and greatly contributed to the flute repertoire.