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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Rota Nino

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

Sonata for flute and Piano or Harp

By Rota Nino

Nino Rota: Sonata for Flute and Harp was written in 1937 as a transcription from his violin sonata composed the same year. The work was composed when Rota was only of 26, perfectly representing  Italian neoclassicism of that time. It was published by Ricordi in 1939. In later years when Rota’s music often were described as light music due to his numerous film scores, he often responded: “I don’t believe in differences of classes and levels in music. The term “light music” refers only to the lightness of those who listen to it, not of those who wrote it”.  

Andrea Oliva

Anna Loro (harp) Live performance at Festival Le Arpe in Castello di Padernello, Brescia, Italy, 17.07.2022

1. Allegro Molto Moderato 2. Andante Sostenuto 3. Allegro Festoso

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Rota Nino

Nino Rota (1911 – 1979) was an Italian composer, pianist, and conductor who is known for his more than 150 film scores. Especially for the films of Fellini, Visconti, Zeffirelli and Coppola. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II in 1974.

Besides music for cinema, he composed ten operas, five ballets and dozens of other orchestral, choral and chamber works, the best known being his string concerto.
Additionally he wrote music for theatre productions by Visconti, Zeffirelli and Eduardo De Filippo. Besides, he held the Director position at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, Italy for almost 30 years.
Born in Milan in a musical family he was renown as a child prodigy. He composed his first oratorio at the age of 11. When he turned 13 his three-act lyrical comedy "Il Principe Porcaro" after the Hans Christian Andersen received overall recognition. Initially he studied music in Milan and continued at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Encouraged by Toscanini, he moved to the United States where he studied composition with Rosario Scalero and conducting with Fritz Reiner at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.
After returning to Italy he took the teaching job at the Liceo Musicale in Bari and started his prolific composing career.
One of his most known students – Riccardo Muti.