Flute Concerto in D major
- Editor's Choice
“A fun concerto!”
This D major flute concerto by Friedrich Schwindel is quite challenging as it has a greater note range and more complex flute writing than some other works of the period. A bold opening Allegro gives way to a soft A major Adagio melody which lies in the upper part of the register. An ebullient Rondo brings the work to a happy conclusion. This is fun to play and will really engage both the audience and the players and also ideal for playing with a school orchestra as the string parts a reasonably straightforward.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).