Fleurs d'automne for Two Flutes, Alto Flute and Cello
- Staff Pick
“Lovely music for this unusual combination.”
This is such a lovely work! Molnar-Suhajda has captured the nostalgic feel of Paris in the Autumn, producing four delightful movements that are completly different in character. 'Feuilles' pairs the scuttering of fallen leaves with a wistful melody. 'L'ete de Saint-Martin' also has a reflective feel created by a rich alto solo over a simple bassline and adds momentum by using the upper flutes to enhance the colour. The Waltz is graceful with a simple figure in thirds anchoring the dance rhythms in place. The closing 'Fete de jardins' is more complex in texture, the lilting 6/8 and the interesting sonorities shifting restlessly to create a yet more melancholy feel. It might not be Spring but you'll fall in love with this!
From the Publisher
Fleurs d'automne is a set of four contrasting movements, inspired by Paris in autumn: Feuilles, L'été de Saint-Martin, Waltz: La Toussaint, and Fête des jardins. This particularly unique instrumentation produces some lovely sounds and textures!
Performance duration (approx): 12'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- L'ete de Saint-Martin
- Waltz: La Toussaint
- Fete des Jardins