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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Rachmaninoff Sergei

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

Sibelius, Jean

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Weinberg, Mieczysław

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Vocalise for Flute and Piano

Vocalise for Flute and Piano

By Rachmaninoff Sergei

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise for flute and piano was written in 1915 as part of his 14 Romances (Op. 34). Originally written for high voice (soprano or tenor) with piano accompaniment, the Vocalise was dedicated to soprano singer Antonina Nezhdanova. Even since there are numerous arrangements for various of instruments and ensembles. Besides flute and piano version there’s Charles Gerhardt’s arrangement for flute and orchestra and James Guthrie’s version for alto flute and piano.  

Seiya Ueno

Takuyia Uchikado (piano). 2017, Denon Recording


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Rachmaninoff Sergei

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor,
considered one of the greatest representatives of Romanticism in Russian music.
Born in a Russian aristocrat family he studied piano with Nikolai Zverev and composition with Sergei Taneyev and Anton Arensky at the Moscow Conservatory. During his final year at the conservatory, he composed several works, including the one-act opera Aleko which premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre with the famous Feodor Chaliapin in the title role. Upon graduation, he acquired a free-artist diploma which led to his constant struggle to earn money.
After the disastrous premiere of his Symphony No 1 (Op. 13) in 1897, he fell into three years long depression during which he mostly played piano and conducted, slowly gaining ground after his successful debut in London. After receiving professional help from physician and amateur musician Nikolai Dahl he composed his 2nd Piano concerto (dedicated to Dahl) which premiered in 1901 with great success. In 1904 he was appointed as a conductor with the Bolshoi Theatre. In 1906 he relocated to Dresden to be able to tour as a pianist and conductor throughout the world. One of the highlights of that period was the US premiere of his 3rd Piano Concerto with the New York Symphony orchestra, led by Gustav Mahler. After the Revolution in Russia, his family permanently left Russia and settled in New York in 1918, where Rachmaninoff mostly performed as a concert pianist. In 1920 he signed a recording contract with RCA that helped him to strengthen his financial independence.

During the 1930s he often visited Europe and built a summer residence Villa Senar (named after the initials of Sergei and his wife Natalia: SE+NA+R) on lake Lucern in Switzerland where he completed his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Symphony No 3. Upon return to the US, he finished his Symphonic Dances (Op. 45) and recorded most of his latest works.
Rachmaninoff’s musical style initially was influenced by Tchaikovsky but gradually shaped up, forming his individuality, characterized by broadly lyrical melodies.