Bartók, Béla Viktor János
Bennet, Richard Rodney
Bozza, Eugène Joseph
Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus
Del Tredici, David
Griffes, Charles Tomlinson
Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo
Hanson, Howard Harold
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Kennan, Kent Wheeler
La Montaine, John
Messiaen, Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles
Williams, Ralph Vaughan
Suite for flute solo
J. Françaix: Suite for Solo Flute was written in 1962 and adds to the tradition of solo flute compositions of Baroque era. The Suite combines a collection of sophisticated French dances.
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Jean Françaix (1912-1997) was a French pianist and composer. He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Nadia Boulanger and was known for his vibrant style of composition. His earlier works were greatly influenced by Maurice Ravel who praised Françaix for his curiosity, ability to explore and constantly move forward.
Françaix composed over 200 works from which the most profound work is L'Apocalypse de St Jean, the "fantastic oratorio" which was written with sense of approaching catastrophe (1939) and use of electric guitar which may reflect Françaix's idea of Hell. Besides many compositions in neo-Classical style Françaix is also known for his orchestration of works by Chopin, Mozart, Schubert etc.