Sonata in F minor, Op4
Also available: Dvorak: after Suite Op 98 "American"
Neither of these two popular composers wrote any chamber works specifically for the flute and so we are totally reliant on arrangements if we are to fully experience their music. Both of these transcriptions are successful. Dvorak's American Suite was originally for piano but the composer himself arranged it for orchestra. The original key has been retained here and some of the flute writing from the orchestral version has been used. The Mendelssohn Sonate was originally written for violin, this arrangement being made by Henri Altes. It lies well for the instrument and has been edited sensitively with some optional octave transpositions suggested. Not ideal I know, but better than nothing.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
Item DetailsCategory: Romantic Flute and Piano (c1820-1900)
Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister
Publisher's reference: FH2541
Our Stock Code: 1038118
Media Type: Paperback