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Solo repertoire




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Donatoni Franco

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Berio, Luciano

Bourdin, Roger

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Carter, Elliott

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Debussy, Claude

Desenne, Paul

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Donatoni, Franco

Erb, Donald

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hovhaness, Alan

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Jemnitz, Sándor

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kuhlau, Friedrich

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Loeb, David

Marais, Marin

Martino, Donald

Mercadante, Saverio

Muczynski, Robert

Offermans, Wil

Pärt, Arvo

Pattillo, Greg

Persichetti, Vincent

Piazzolla, Astor

Poulenc, Francis

Price, William Roger

Ran, Shulamit

Saariaho, Kaija

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Sollberger, Harvey

Somma, Victor

Takemitsu, Tōru

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Nidi for solo piccolo

Nidi for solo piccolo

By Donatoni Franco

F. Donatoni: Nidi for solo piccolo was written in 1979, and its based on a three-note cell, to which more and more pitches are added, thus resulting like the twittering of a bird. As Donatoni described this composition: “I picture the piccolo as a cute little bird building its nest.”

Jean-Louis Beaumadier



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Donatoni Franco

Franco Donatoni (1927-2000) was an Italian composer. Born in Verona, he studied composition with Ettore Desderi in Milan, Lino Liviabella in Bologna, and Ildebrando Pizzetti in Rome.
He received numerous prizes and awards in various parts of the world. From 1953 to 1978 he taught at Bologna, Milan and Turin conservatoires. From 1970 to 1999 he taught advanced composition course at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
Among his most known compositions: Sweet Basil for trombone and big band (1993), comic opera Alfred (1998), as well as orchestral works Fire (1999), and Esa (2000)