Concerto in G major for Flute and Piano
- Interesting, worth a look
- Staff Pick
“Popular for a very good reason!”
Gluck's concerto is an old favourite, and one of the best. The writing has a simple texture but there is plenty for a flute player to enjoy. You will need to be agile, as the Allegro non molto leaps around, and have a sustained sound to carry the long phrases in the Adagio. The final Allegro comodo is delightfully uncomplicated. The piano reduction works very well here so it also works well as a recital piece. Popular for a very good reason!
Performance duration (approx): 14
- Allegro non molto
- Allegro commodo