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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Karg-Elert Sigfrid

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Barber, Samuel

Bartók, Béla Viktor János

Beaser, Robert

Bennet, Richard Rodney

Berio, Luciano

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

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

Jolivet, André

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kennan, Kent Wheeler

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Martin, Frank

Martino, Donald

Martinů, Bohuslav

Messiaen, Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles

Milhaud, Darius

Mouquet, Jules

Mower, Mike

Muczynski, Robert

Nielsen, Carl

Offermans, Wil

Piazzolla, Astor

Piston, Walter

Poulenc, Francis

Prokofiev, Sergey

Ran, Shulamit

Ravel, Maurice

Reynolds, Verne

Rivier, Jean

Roussel, Albert

Rutter, John

Sancan, Pierre

Schulhoff, Erwin

Schwantner, Joseph

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Sonata Appassionata for flute solo (Op. 140)

By Karg-Elert Sigfrid

S. Karg-Elert: Sonata Appassionata for solo flute (Op. 140) in F sharp minor was written in 1917 and dedicated to his fellow flutist Carl Bartuschat. They both were members of the regimental band where Sigfrid Karg-Elert played oboe from 1917 till 1919. During that period young composer wrote seven pieces for flute, inspired by Carl's fascination with Boehm's flute capabilities. Later Carl became flutist in the Gewandhaus orchestra and flute professor at the Leipzig Conservatory.

Peter-Lucas Graf

1999, Claves

Sonata Appassionata

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Vincent Lucas

2014, Indésens Records / Believe SAS

Sonata Appassionata

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Amy Porter

2007, Orchard

Sonata Appassionata

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Karg-Elert Sigfrid

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) was a German composer, pianist and organist. Studied composition at the Leipzig Conservatory with various teachers, including Carl Reinecke.  Karg-Elert is mostly known as a composer who has written numerous works for organ and harmonium: free-reed pump organ. His musical style was perceived as late-romantic, influenced mostly by Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Max Reger, Alexander Scriabin and Arnold Schoenberg.

Among his most notable compositions: 66 Chorale improvisations for organ (Op. 65) and variety of instrumental music, including compositions for flute: especially his 30 Caprices for flute solo.