Prokofiev Flute Sonata

Prokofiev Flute Sonata

Prokofiev Flute Sonata    07:43 on Sunday, August 29, 2010          

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Posted by lance_flute

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I am currently trying to play the Prokofiev flute sonata for flute and strings and I need a little help.

Any advice on top D (D4). I have tried the fingering but all I seem to get is a top A.

Also after the first repeat of the first movement with the triplet section, should these be triple tongued?

Also if any one has any advice on how to tackle this piece or the history behind it to get the mood, it would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards


Re: Prokofiev Flute Sonata    14:19 on Sunday, August 29, 2010          

(130 points)
Posted by TBFlute

I haven't played the Prokofiev, but I have played pieces with D4.

D4 isn't easy or pretty. It's quite barbaric and needs a considerable amount of air. If you have a teacher, you should get their help in this matter.

Re: Prokofiev Flute Sonata    15:29 on Sunday, August 29, 2010          

(175 points)
Posted by cflutist

A violin transcripton was published in 1944, while the first flute version was published in 1948.

Yes, the triplets after the repeat should be triple tongued, and that section should be "forceful".

Practice your long tones, lots of support, and you should be able to get the D4. I use the T 3/45 C#/C fingering. Also on the triplets up to the D4, use a harmonic Bb for Bb3 for easier fingering.


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