Aho, K :: Solo III Special Order Edition

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  • Publisher
    Novello Publishing [NOV120825]
  • Orchestration
    fl
  • Includes CD or Audio Download
    No
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Kalevi Aho’s Solo III is a highly virtuosic work for flute alone. In the words of the composer:

’The Solo III consists of two contrasting movements. The slow first movement was a commission of the Crusell Week Music Festival in Uusikaupunki, Finland, for the Scandinavian Flute Competition in Uusikaupunki August 1990. The first movement was a compulsory piece at the competition — the movement is like a single, endless melody, and it tests the sound quality of the flutist and his/her ability to create long melodic phrases and a long, continuous musical form. The whole movement is based on a quarter-tone scale.

After finishing the first movement in January 1990 I later decided to write also a second, fast movement for the Solo III. One year later, in January 1991, I composed its technically very demanding and virtuoso second movement, Presto. The Presto flows in a very fast perpetual motion in 1/16-notes. The movement begins mysteriously in the lower register of the flute and gradually the music moves towards the upper register. At the same time its texture becomes more complex, with hidden polyphonics. The second movement ends with a wild prestissimo-culmination.’

For very advanced players.

  • Publisher
    Novello Publishing [NOV120825]
  • Orchestration
    fl
  • Includes CD or Audio Download
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
    Undefined
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