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Sonata for Flute and Piano

Sonata for Flute and Piano

By Taktakishvili Otar

O. Taktakishvili: Sonata for Flute and Piano in C major was written in 1966 and contains Soviet-realist music material: folk songs, dances and marches. Lyrical, song-like melodies suggest Taktakishvili’s upbringing and admiration of Georgian folk song, especially vocal music tradition.

Marina Piccinini

Eva Kupiec (piano), 2001, Claves records

1. Allegro cantabile, 2. Aria: Moderato con moto, 3. Allegro scherzando

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Jeanne Baxtresser

Pedja Muzijevic (piano), 1996, recorded at Concordia College, Bronxville, New York

1. Allegro cantabile, 2. Aria: Moderato con moto, 3. Allegro scherzando

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Taktakishvili Otar

Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989) was a Georgian composer,  musicologist, teacher and conductor of Soviet time who is known mostly for his flute sonata. He studied composition at the Tbilisi Conservatory and by the 1949 he became a professor there. Throughout his composing career he received numerous Soviet awards, including Stalin Prize for his First Symphony (1962), Lenin Prize etc.
Taktakishvili has been praised for preservation of Georgian culture, especially for folk music inclusion in his works. His musical style often has been described as socialist-realist.