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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Damase Jean-Michel

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

Sibelius, Jean

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Weinberg, Mieczysław

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Scherzo for flute and piano

By Damase Jean-Michel

J.M. Damase: Scherzo for flute and piano was written in 1957, at time when Damase was at peak of his pianist career and was composing his opera Colombe which was premiered the following year.

Ransom Wilson

Jean-Michel Damase (piano), 2010 recording at Eglise Pierre Nicole, Paris, 2016 release by Wyastone Estate Ltd.


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Damase Jean-Michel

Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2013) was a French pianist, conductor and composer who was famous for his bon vivant lifestyle and lyric composition style that was similar to tonal traditions of Fauré, Poulenc and Ravel.
Born in a family of musicians (his mother Micheline Kahn was a renown harpist who premiered compositions of Caplet, Fauré, Ravel, Vierne), he was considered a child prodigy, composing first three songs at age of 9. Later he studied piano with Armand Ferté and composition with Henri Büsser and Marcel Dupré at the Paris Conservatoire where he won the first prize in piano (1943) and composition (1947).  
Damase made a successful career as a concert pianist, winning the Grand Prix du Disque for his recordings of Gabriel Fauré’s nocturnes and barcarolles. Gradually he devoted more time for composing and teaching at the École Normal de Musique de Paris. Among his most popular compositions: ballet “Balance à trois”, opera “L'héritière”, and Double concerto for flute, harp and string orchestra.
Although Damase was rather prolific composer, his music is not known outside his native France.