Allegro Rustico/Sounds of the Forest for Flute and Piano
- Staff Pick
- Editor's Choice
Here are two lovely pieces by the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina which are a joy to play! Allegro Rustico dances along at a rapid pace and with plenty of notes in both parts. Fluctuating between the jaunty triplet figure and stronger rhythms, the work becomes darker and more powerful before the enigmatic ending. Sounds of the Forest is an altogether different and happer piece with both instruments displaying textures that take the listener straight to the forest. This is wonderful music by one of the best female composers to have written for the flute - we are lucky!
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Allegro Rustico 5 minutes
- Sounds of the Forest 4 minutes