Fantaisie for Flute and Piano
- Highly recommended
- Interesting, worth a look
- Recommended edition
Approved Exam Music
Recommended for the following exam grade(s):
Grades: LTCL Certificate
Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society
This is a new edition of Gaubert's famous Fantaisie, edited by Bruno Jouard. Written in 1912, this piece was used as a test piece for the Paris Conservatoire in 1920 and 1932, and draws influence from Debussy, Ravel and Fauré. An opening slow movement explores freedom and romanticisn, while the fast section that follows requires accurate rhythmic playing and strong technical control.
In this new edition, errors have been corrected, and Jouard provides some detailed and well-considered notes on interpretation. He suggests approaching the opening like an improvisation, while maintaining even technical passages in the Vif.
The score is clearly presented on good quality paper, with page turns organised carefully in the flute part. The bright yellow cover brings some sunshine into the practice room, and gives a refreshing new approach to this popular classic of the repertoire.
Performance duration (approx): 7'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).