Notes for Flutists: A Guide to the Repertoire

ISBN : 9780199857050

Kyle J. Dzapo
288 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2016
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Notes for Flutists: A Guide to the Repertoire offers important historical and analytical information about three dozen of the best-known pieces written for the instrument. Its contextual and theoretical insights make it an indispensable resource for professional, amateur, and student flutists. With engaging prose supported by fact-filled analytical charts, the book offers rich biographical information and informative analyses to help flutists gain a more complete understanding of J. S. Bach's Sonata in B minor, Reinecke's Undine Sonata, Faure's Fantaisie, Hindemith's Sonata for Flute and Piano, Copland's Duo for Flute and Piano, and 30 other masterpieces. Offering a faithful and comprehensive resource for understanding the context in which the repertory was composed, Notes for Flutists details in clear, chronological order flute repertoire from Georg Philipp Telemann, Gabriel Faure, Claude Debussy, Luciano Berio to Robert Muczynski and Aaron Copland. Kyle J. Dzapo offers rich biographical information on each composer and highlights history's impact on the creation and performance of notable works for flute. Aimed as a starting point for connecting performance studies with scholarship, Dr. Dzapo's analysis will help flutists gain a more complete picture of a given work. Its contextual and theoretical insights make it essential to musicians preparing and presenting programs, and detailed historical information about the work and composer will encourage and equip readers with the desire and insights to explore other works in a similarly analytical way. Lending insights to both solo flute and chamber pieces, Dzapo presents Notes for Flutists as an accessible music theory and analysis resource, making it indispensible for students and professionals alike.


Baroque Monuments:
Telemann - Suite in A Minor
G. F. Handel - Sonata in E Minor, HWV 379
Vivaldi - Concerto in D Major Il Gardellino
J. S. Bach - Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1030
Enlightenment Gems:
C. P. E. Bach - Sonata in A Minor, Wq. 132
W. A. Mozart - Concerto in G Major, K. 313
Romantic Favorites:
Schubert - Introduction and Variations, Op. posthumous160
Doppler - Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26
Reinecke - Sonata, Op. 167 Undine
Belle-Epoque Legacies of the Conservatoire:
Godard - Suite de Trois Morceaux, Op. 116
Faure - Fantaisie, Op. 79
Chaminade - Concertino, Op. 107
Enescu - Cantabile et Presto
Gaubert - Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando
Hue - Fantaisie
Heralds of a New Era:
Debussy - Syrinx
Roussel - Joueurs de Flute, Op. 27
Twentieth-Century Concertos:
Nielsen - Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Ibert - Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Mid-Century Solo and Chamber Masterpieces:
Hindemith - Sonata for Flute and Piano
Varese - Density 21.5
Martin - Ballade for Flute and Piano
Prokofiev - Sonata in D Major
Dutilleux - Sonatine for Flute and Piano
Jolivet - Chant de Linos
Martin? - First Sonata for Flute and Piano
. Messiaen - Le Merle Noir
Poulenc - Sonata for Flute and Piano
Berio - Sequenza
American Contributions:
Griffes - Poem for Flute and Orchestra
Burton - Sonatina for Flute and Piano
Bloch - Suite Modale
La Montaine - Sonata for Flute Solo, Op. 24
Muczynski - Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 14
Copland - Duo for Flute and Piano

About the author: 

Kyle Dzapo, Professor of Music at Bradley University and Principal Flautist of the Peoria Symphony, enjoys a career as teacher, performer, scholar, and speaker. She is a pre-concert lecturer for the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic and was recognized with her university's highest award for research in 2007. She holds degrees from Northwestern University, New England Conservatory, and the University of Michigan.

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