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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Piazzolla Astor

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

6 Tango Etudes for Flute solo

By Piazzolla Astor

A. Piazzolla: 6 Tango Etudes (Tango-Études pour flûte seule) for solo flute were written in 1987. Each etude: Décidé; Anxieux et rubato; Molto marcato e energico; Lento meditativo; Sans indication; Avec anxiété was written originally for flute, while occasionally consulting with Piazzolla's good friend, flutist Claudio Barile

Victor Somma


Tango Étude No 1

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Claudio Barile

2011, live at the Central Methodist Church of Buenos Aires

Tango Étude No 2

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Claudio Barile

2011, live at Teatro Colón

Tango Étude No 3

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Claudio Barile

2009, live at National Radio of Buenos Aires

Tango Étude No 4

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Patrick Gallois

1996, Deutsche Grammophon / Universal

Tango Étude No 6

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Patrick Gallois

1996, Deutsche Grammophon / Universal

Tango Étude No 5

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Piazzolla Astor

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) was an Argentinian composer, known for his inconceivable ability to apply sounds and rhythms of Argentinian tango to virtually any music form. Even though Piazzolla was raised in New York, young Astor was exposed to different cultures and learned to play bandoneón (concertina type instrument invented by Heinrich Band). When he turned 16, Astor moved to Argentina to become a professional tango musician.
Tango dance originated in the end of 19th century as a part of bar and brothel culture of Buenos Aires, combining various native dance styles (milonga, habanera and candombe) and typically accompanied by bandoneón, piano, violin, guitar and double bass.  There Piazzolla started to study composition. Initially with Alberto Ginastera and later with Nadia Boulanger in Paris who greatly influenced him by encouraging to develop his compositional style "concert tango", also known as tango nuevo. Among his most important compositions: symphonic work Orquesta Típica (1946); Orquesta de Cuerdas (1958) for string orchestra; Octeto Buenos Aires (1958) etc.