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Solo repertoire




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Saariaho Kaija

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Berio, Luciano

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Carter, Elliott

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Debussy, Claude

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Donatoni, Franco

Erb, Donald

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hovhaness, Alan

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kuhlau, Friedrich

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Loeb, David

Marais, Marin

Martino, Donald

Muczynski, Robert

Offermans, Wil

Pärt, Arvo

Pattillo, Greg

Persichetti, Vincent

Piazzolla, Astor

Price, William Roger

Ran, Shulamit

Saariaho, Kaija

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Sollberger, Harvey

Somma, Victor

Takemitsu, Tōru

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Coulers du vent for Alto Flute solo

Coulers du vent for Alto Flute solo

By Saariaho Kaija

K. Saariaho: Couleurs du vent (Colors Of The Wind) for Alto Flute solo was written in 1998 as improvisation from the earlier work "Cendres" (1998) for alto flute, cello and piano. The main idea of the piece as described by composer: "In the face of a fatal disease in my family, the blowing of the wind became the symbol of life to me, and the piece became a story of breathing...".  The piece was written for the birthday of flutist Mikael Helasvuo who premiered it in Finland on the C flute. The original alto flute version was premiered by Camilla Hoitenga in 1999.

Marie Sønderskov

2017, live at Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark

Couleurs du vent

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Saariaho Kaija

Kaija Saariaho (1952) is a Finnish composer who resides in Paris, France. She studied composition in Helsinki, Freiburg and Paris where she moved in 1982. The turning point of her career was her research at IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music) when her initially strict serialism style was replaced by spectralism and developing techniques for computer-assisted composition.