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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Rivier Jean

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

Concerto for flute and strings

Concerto for flute and strings

By Rivier Jean

J. Rivier: Concerto for Flute and Strings was written in 1955 and dedicated to Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Jean-Pierre Rampal

String Orchestra of Association des Concerts Lamoureux, Louis de Froment (conductor), recorded at Notre-Dame du Liban church in Paris, 1964 ERATO

1. Allegro moderato, 2. Lento sensibile, 3. Molto vivace

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Ransom Wilson

BBC Concert Orchestra, Perry So (conductor), 2019, Wyastone Estate / Orchard

1. Allegro moderato

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Ransom Wilson

BBC Concert Orchestra, Perry So (conductor), 2019, Wyastone Estate / Orchard

2. Lento sensibile

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Ransom Wilson

BBC Concert Orchestra, Perry So (conductor), 2019, Wyastone Estate / Orchard

3. Molto vivace

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Rivier Jean

Jean Rivier (1896-1986) was a French pianist, cellist and composer. He studied at the Paris Conservatory and is regarded as one of the most distinguished figures of French neo-classicism. Musical studies, majoring in philosophy and surviving a mustard gas attack during his service in World War I which severely damaged his lungs – all this shaped River's character and musical style.

In the late 1930s Jean Rivier was one of members of the Group du Triton. The group of which consisted of three composers (Jean Rivier, Henry Barraud and Pierre Octave Ferroud) succeeded the famous Les Six (Milhaud, Poulenc, Auric, Durey, Tailleferre and Honegger). From 1948 till 1962 he served as Professor of Composition at the Paris Conservatory. Among his most notable works: oratorio Christus Rex (1966); Requiem (1953) etc. Other compositions for flute: Sonatine for Flute and Piano (1956) and Duo for Flute and Clarinet (1968).