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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Jolivet André

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

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Concerto for flute and orchestra

By Jolivet André

A. Jolivet: Concerto for flute and orchestra was written in 1949 and dedicated to Jean-Pierre Rampal who premiered it in 1950.  Originally it was composed as Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra.

Hélène Boulègue

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Gustavo Gimeno (conductor), 2020, Naxos

1. Andante cantabile, 2. Allegro scherzando

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Hélène Boulègue

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Gustavo Gimeno (conductor), 2020, Naxos

3. Largo, 4. Allegro risoluto

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José-Daniel Castellon

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Nicolas Chalvin (conductor), 2019, Claves

1. Andante cantabile, 2. Allegro scherzando, 3. Largo, 4. Allegro risoluto

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Jean-Pierre Rampal

Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Lamoureux, André Jolivet (conductor), 1950, Erato

1. Andante cantabile, 2. Allegro scherzando, 3. Largo, 4. Allegro risoluto

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Jolivet André

André Jolivet (1905-1974) was a French composer and conductor, known as music’s most sophisticated primitivist. Jolivet liked to expand boundaries of such "primitive" instruments as flute and percussions and described his explorations as "restoring music's original ancient sense".
During his service in the French Army in WWII Jolivet became interested in primitive religion and magic which later developed his style, which sometimes combined exotic and esoteric components.
Even though he wrote concertos for traditional instruments like flute, violin or cello, he managed to come up with rather unusual sonic combinations inspiring many composers to follow these paths. Edgar Varèse has been acknowledged as Jolivet's teacher and mentor who inspired André to formulate his musical style, experimenting with atonality, sound-masses, and other unconventional acoustical properties.