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Sonata in C major for Flute and Piano

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“Lovely Reynaldo Hahn”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This adaptation of the Sonata for Violin and Piano has given flute players access to a beautiful piece of music. Unashamedly romantic and almost Brahms-like in breadth, this is a full length sonata with an unusual slow, fast, slow movement structure. The first is expansive and lyrical, the second is an articulation workout as Hahn describes the vehicle in the title of the movement, and the third is by turns passionate and elegant with the return of the opening theme bringing the work to a peaceful conclusion. It's so ideally suited to the flute it seems strange that Hahn didn't write if for us in the first place!

From the Publisher

Sonata in C Major, by Reynaldo Hahn, arranged for Flute and Piano by Danilo Mezzadri. Venezuelan-born French composer Reynaldo Hahn composed this sonata originally for violin and piano in 1926. The Sonata starts with a lyrical movement that stylistically resembles Gabriel Fauré’s way of writing with its beautiful and expressive melodies that continuously alternate between the flute and the piano. The second movement is an absolute contrast of the mesmerizing lyricism encountered before. The title is "12 C.V. (horses) – 8 cylinders – 5000 turns", which describes a transportation vehicle that Hahn used while traveling from Deauville and Cannes Casino where he was appointed as musical director, to Paris so he could be able to attend the first performances of his work. Lastly, in the third movement Hahn rings back the elegance and beauty of the delicate melodies enriched with a bit of fury and virtuosity.

Winner: NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2024

Performance duration (approx): 20'

Difficulty guide: 7-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Sans lenteur, tendrement
  2. Veloce (12 C. V. 8 Cyl., 5000 tours)
  3. Modere

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: 20th Century Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: ALRY Publications
Publisher's reference: FP207
Our Stock Code: 1657074
Media Type: Paperback (33 pages [score])

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