Hüe Georges Adolphe
Danzi, Franz Ignaz
Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard
Doppler, Albert Franz
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard
Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten
Taffanel, Claude Paul
Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert
Fantasy for flute and piano
G.A. Hüe: Fantaisie pour flûte avec accompagnement de piano ou d'orchestre was written in 1913 for the Paris Conservatoire competition and was dedicated for Adolphe Hennebains (some sources claim that it was dedicated to Paul Taffanel), flute professor at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Naoko Ishibashi (piano), 2016, live performance at JT Art Hall in Tokyo.
Kuang-Hao Huang (piano), 2010, Cedille
Michio Kobayashi (piano), 1977, Claves
Anne Epperson (piano), 2000, Claves records
Georges Adolphe Hüe (1858-1948) was a French composer whose music met limited success, mostly likely because his style didn't evolve along the time. The Fantasy remains as one of the most popular works of the composer.
Born in Versailles in the family of renown architects, he studied music with Charles Gounod and César Franck. After winning the Prix de Rome in 1879 for cantata Médée, he wrote his first stage work, Les Pantins ("The Jumping Jacks") which was highly appraised as well. Further artistic explorations led to works with more contradicting ideas (e.g. socialism and Catholicism) while preserving the same musical style which didn’t change over the years. Even though his works didn’t appeal to many, he had several admirers, including Claude Debussy and Gabriel Fauré. The Fantasy for Flute and Piano remains one of the most popular works.