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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Hovhaness Alan

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

Bourdin, Roger

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

Grinblat, Romuald

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

Sonata for Flute solo (Op. 118)

Sonata for Flute solo (Op. 118)

By Hovhaness Alan

A. Hovhaness: Sonata for Solo Flute No 1. (Op. 118) was written in 1964 during his Asia period when Hovhaness made numerous research trips to India and Japan. The Sonata is composed in three ragas (modes).

Laurel Zucker

2012, Cantilena Records / Orchard

1. Andante

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Laurel Zucker

2012, Cantilena Records / Orchard

2. Allegro

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Laurel Zucker

2012, Cantilena Records / Orchard

3. Adagio

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Rafael Casasempere Jordá (flute), 1999, recorded at Auditori Eduard Toldrà, Barcelona

1. Adagio, Allegro, 3. Adagio

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Hovhaness Alan

Alan Hovhaness (1911 - 2000) was an American composer who is considered as one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. Hovhaness has written over 500 compositions, including over 70 symphonies. Born in US in Armenian-Scottish descent family, Hovhaness was fascinated with astronomy and composition since early childhood. He studied composition at the New England Conservatory and was fascinated with the music by Jean Sibelius who later became his long-life friend and his daughter's godfather.

Even though he was very active as a composer, teacher and script writer for Voice of America, he was finally acknowledged as a notable composer only in 1955 with his Symphony No.2: Mysterious Mountain. Strongly influenced by his Armenian heritage, Hovhaness spend several years in researching traditional music of India, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. Hovhaness musical style is considered modal, rhythmically intricate and expressive, inspired by various exotic resources he was exposed throughout his life and extensive research. Among other notable compositions: Symphony No. 16 for strings and Korean percussion (1963) and Sextet for violin, timpani, drums, tam-tam, marimba and glockenspiel (1966).