Various :: 34 pieces pour flute seule: Flute Solos from the 18th Century

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  • Composer
    Various
  • Instrumentation
    Flute Alone
  • Publisher
    Universal Edition [UE38064]
  • Editor
    de Reede, Rien
  • Orchestration
    fl
  • Includes CD or Audio Download
    No
  • Classification
    Collections
  • Genre
    Undefined
  • Contents
    • Allemanda — Blockwitz, J.M.
    • Capriccio — Braun, J.D.
    • Bizzarria/Courante — Weiss, S.L.
    • Invenzione — Braun, J.D.
    • Rondeau — Braun, J.D.
    • Minuetto — Braun, J.D.
    • Lamentevole — Braun, J.D.
    • Giga — Braun, J.D.
    • Allemanda — Braun, J.D.
    • Minuetto 1 - Minuetto 2 - Double — Braun, J.D.
    • Rondeau — Braun, J.D.
    • Fantasia — Blockwitz, J.M.
    • Rondeau — Blavet, M
    • Bizzarria — Braun, J.D.
    • Giga — Braun, J.D.
    • Air — Braun, J.D.
    • Gigue — Mahaut, A
    • Alla Francese — Quantz, J.J.
    • Giga — Anonymous
    • Fantasia — Quantz, J.J.
    • Giga — Anonymous
    • Allegro — Anonymous
    • Minuetto [L’Inconnu] — Anonymous
    • Air — Granom, L
    • Jigg — Granom, L
    • Capriccio — Ruge, F
    • Gigue Saxonne — Anonymous
    • 1er Menuet - 2e Menuet — Taillart, P.E.
    • Bohémienne — Taillart, P.E.
    • Caprice — Taillant, P.E.
    • 1er Menuet - 2e Menuet — Mahaut, A
    • Menuet — Mahaut, A
    • Capriccio — Zimmermann, W
    • Capriccio — Zimmermann, W
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34 pieces pour flute seule: Flute Solos from the 18th Century

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In the first half of the eighteenth century, in addition to multi-movement works for solo flute (J. Hotteterre, J.B. de Boismortier, G. Ph. Telemann, J.S. Bach, C. Ph. E. Bach etc.), there were also dozen of small pieces for solo flute. Hotteterre's Echos (1708) and Couperin's Le Rossignol en amour (1713) are prime examples. From around the middle of the century, Jean Daniel Braun (1740), Michel Blavet (ca. 1752), Evrard Taillart (1755 and 1757), Antoine Mahaut (1757), Filippo Ruge, and Wenceslao Zimmermann followed with collections of solo pieces for flute or collections with 'petits airs, brunettes, menuets, etc' for two flutes or flute and basso continuo, in which solo pieces were sometimes hidden away. Works with titles such as Caprice, Fantaisie, Courante, Bohemienne, or Gigue Saxonne may be technically challenging but are wonderful music. In Quantz's 'Caprices', solos can be found that also appear in Braun and Taillart's collections. Composers' names are absent from all the collections. In his Solfeggi, Quantz added the name of Johann Martin Blockwitz to a passage that appears in an 'Allemande' (No. 1 in the present collection). That the other pieces in Quantz's Caprices are also the work of Blockwitz (or Braun), as Horst Augsbach suggested, is however speculation.

As Quantz wrote in his autobiography, there was hardly any literature for flute in existence around 1719. As a result, music for oboe or violin had to be arranged for flute. As late as 1735, Michel Corrette included instructions for adapting violin music for flute in his Methode. Many of the pieces in the present collection are undoubtedly inspired by works for strings, but a lute piece by Silvius Leopold Weiss may, as discovered by Barthold Kuijken, also have served as a source. Broken chords, harmonic games, large leaps, attempts to suggest multiple voices and the imitation of Italian virtuosity characterize almost all of the works presented here. Particularly for the French flute literature that was long dominated by melancholic airs tendres, this new style inspired by Michel Blavet, was a revolution.

  • Composer
    Various
  • Instrumentation
    Flute Alone
  • Publisher
    Universal Edition [UE38064]
  • Editor
    de Reede, Rien
  • Orchestration
    fl
  • Includes CD or Audio Download
    No
  • Classification
    Collections
  • Genre
    Undefined
  • Contents
    • Allemanda — Blockwitz, J.M.
    • Capriccio — Braun, J.D.
    • Bizzarria/Courante — Weiss, S.L.
    • Invenzione — Braun, J.D.
    • Rondeau — Braun, J.D.
    • Minuetto — Braun, J.D.
    • Lamentevole — Braun, J.D.
    • Giga — Braun, J.D.
    • Allemanda — Braun, J.D.
    • Minuetto 1 - Minuetto 2 - Double — Braun, J.D.
    • Rondeau — Braun, J.D.
    • Fantasia — Blockwitz, J.M.
    • Rondeau — Blavet, M
    • Bizzarria — Braun, J.D.
    • Giga — Braun, J.D.
    • Air — Braun, J.D.
    • Gigue — Mahaut, A
    • Alla Francese — Quantz, J.J.
    • Giga — Anonymous
    • Fantasia — Quantz, J.J.
    • Giga — Anonymous
    • Allegro — Anonymous
    • Minuetto [L’Inconnu] — Anonymous
    • Air — Granom, L
    • Jigg — Granom, L
    • Capriccio — Ruge, F
    • Gigue Saxonne — Anonymous
    • 1er Menuet - 2e Menuet — Taillart, P.E.
    • Bohémienne — Taillart, P.E.
    • Caprice — Taillant, P.E.
    • 1er Menuet - 2e Menuet — Mahaut, A
    • Menuet — Mahaut, A
    • Capriccio — Zimmermann, W
    • Capriccio — Zimmermann, W
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