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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Williams Ralph Vaughan

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

Suite de Ballet for flute and piano

Suite de Ballet for flute and piano

By Williams Ralph Vaughan

V. Williams: Suite de Ballet for flute and string orchestra presumably was composed in 1913 (some sources claim that it was written around 1924) for Louis Fleury and displays composer’s earliest experiments of bitonality. The manuscript of this composition was discovered only after the death of Vaughan Williams. The version for flute and piano of the Suite is even more popular now, requiring less resources to perform.

Gareth Davies

Tim Carey (piano), 2016, live at LSO Discovery lunchtime concert, London

1. Improvisation: Andante, 2. Humoresque: Presto, 3. Gavotte: Quasi lento, 4. Gavotte: Passepied: Allegro vivacissimo

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Williams Ralph Vaughan

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) was an English composer who is regarded as one of the most important British composers of the 20th century, the founder of the nationalist movement in English music. He initially studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and Royal College of Music and later went to Berlin (1897) and Paris (1909) to study composition with Max Bruch and Maurice Ravel.

Since 1903 he started to collect English folk songs and was musical editor of The English Hymnal for three years. He became professor of composition at the Royal College of Music after artillery service during the  World War I. In 1932 Williams was elected to lead the English Folk Dance and Song Society. In 1938 he met Ursula Wood, young poet who became his muse for rest of his life. Williams has composed 9 symphonies (the last one was premiered only few months before his death at the age of 85), symphonic poems, stage works, instrumental compositions and film music.