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modern passionate repertoires for flute    16:45 on Thursday, January 06, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

bijan
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Hi!

I'm a flute player for almost 6 years and I'm tired of old classical scores (like J.S Bach,Mozart,Vivaldi,etc.) and also I want to perform deep music, not styles like rock.
I really enjoyed Debussy, Rachmaninoff(vocalise), Chopin's nocturnes, or Khachaturian's works, and I'm seeking for some more passionate stylish modern repertoires to perform and appreciate your help and ideas!

In addition, I'll be glad if you share your audience's feedback after you performed! Did that worked on them? made them feel better? 'Cause many of the scores which are hard or tricky,hardly qualify for more than "boring" or "confusing" level for the audience and I don't want this to happen! No one wants! Don't you think so?

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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    06:04 on Friday, January 07, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 3 votes

Patrick
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well, any great piece by any of the masters is only "boring" if the performer lacks imagination and passion and creativity, much "classical" music is dull because of the way it is performed

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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    22:52 on Friday, February 04, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

spencerflute
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for my Sophmore recital, I am playing Canzone by Samuel Barber and it is absolutely beautiful. I am also playing the Nielsen concerto which is so much fun. But it is a little interesting ummmm. I like alot of the music in a book called "Valentines" edited by carol Wincenc. Some of the music is GORGEOUS

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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    06:07 on Saturday, February 05, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bilbo
(1328 points)

I'm going to second the sentiments of Patrick. There are tons of great pieces out there that a flutist can explore. It is HOW we play whatever we are playing that is the utmost important part of performing.
Take this video as an example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YYyXwKWgNk
The way that Sir James Galway tells his story in this simple music makes all the difference. He performed each note elegantly and he engages the audience. Now, imagine yourself in his shoes in that he's been telling the same story over and over again and again for many decades. Some tellers could get bored, others are always honing their delivery.
Respectfully, if you are finding that the audience is getting bored with your music then it may not be the composer's shortcomings that need development.

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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    07:49 on Saturday, February 05, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Zevang
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Completely agree with the previous posts.

Since you are the one tired in the first place, I'd just add you should try Bozza, Dutilleaux, or even Reinecke.

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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    13:13 on Saturday, February 05, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

bijan
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@bilbo: yeah! I'm agree with you. absolutely, there is a huge gap between each of us with great musicians, but the point I'm talking about is that all of us can judge about pieces,too. assume you're going to listen MIDI file of each score. Which one would you prefer?

@patrick: when I said confusing, I mean a piece which an untrained ear can't be able to recognize the theme or rythm easily, which will repel many of audience. for instance, when my mother listened to Debussy's "afternoon of a faun" performed by "Sir James Galway" (which is a pretty tricky rhythm) said "Is he warming up or something...?" It happened due to the complexity of the theme. I think many of modern "heavy" pieces are just like that

And finally I want to add some scores to list! I strongly recommend Taffanel's "Andante pastoral et scherzettino"! It's MAGICAL!


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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    17:02 on Saturday, February 05, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bilbo
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assume you're going to listen MIDI file of each score. Which one would you prefer?

Some music does not transfer very well over to MIDI at all. French Impressionism for example. So some of the faster mvts. of the Baroque are better as MIDI if they are detailed MIDI. If not then they are what I'd call Piano Roll music (this is a concept not reflective of all [Piano roll equipment) which means devoid of all of the human variances which really make music come alive. As an example, how one plays the meter is important. So, listening to the MIDI only is no way to experience a quality interpretation. As a student, one doesn't want to be influenced by bad players. Only the best ones possible.
One can't do this very easily with MIDI:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SIF1CuNOVE

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Also, if I could point to this recording:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5A4CkUAazI

Sometimes one needs to listen a few times to understand the music. This is what makes classical music great...every time that you listen, something new may present itself. Watcing this performance is an education if you pay attention.

As you mentioned "Taffanel's "Andante pastoral et scherzettino"! It's MAGICAL!"
Yes,
Also check out this from the same composer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZl1YxCi3Rk


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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    00:15 on Sunday, February 06, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

chrismontez
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If you want to play some killer flute music, Hubert Laws sells the scores to someof his music from his website. I think his song Malaguena is one of the best flute tunes ever recorded, or Valse might fit the bill. Stylistically, these tunes are a mixture of classical and jazz.

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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    13:49 on Friday, February 11, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

new-york-dreamer
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one of mt favorite simple pieces is concertino by cecille chamenade.... <3

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Re: modern passionate repertoires for flute    12:13 on Thursday, March 24, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

flutefanatic
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I know exactly what ya mean. haha. Sometimes I get a little sick of Bach. A piece I did several years ago, but really loved, was Romance by Charles Brun. The title says it all. It was a gorgeous piece. I also love the Fantasie by Georges Hughes. There is a awesome recording of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iXpJ3YZTLE. Francks Sonata for flute and Piano is gorgeous as well. <3

   

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