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Cinq voyelles pour quatre flûtes (quartets: 4 flutes)

by Sophie Lacaze (2005)

Audio Sample

Performance by Michel de Maulne, Quatuor Arcadie from the CD Works with flutes

Works with flutes


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Works with flutes / Sophie Lacaze ; Pierre-Yves Artaud, flutes.

Library shelf no. CD 2372 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Cinq voyelles pour quatre flutes (Five vowels for four flutes) is a transcription of Voyelles for solo flute, that Sophie Lacaze had written in 1993. Inspired by Arthur Rimbaud's poem 'Voyelles', this piece illustrates its different images and atmospheres by the music. Each vowel suggests a particular colour, a part of life remaining a variant to it.

Cinq voyelles pour quatre flutes can be performed by four flautists or four flautists and a narrator. It is dedicated to the Japanese flautist Chiharu Tachibana.

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: Four flutes, optional narrator.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Chiharu Tachibana and the Ensemble Quatre-Couleurs.

Commission note: Commissioned by Chiharu Tachibana.

First performance: by Quatuor Arcadie — 2 Feb 06. Salle Cortot, Paris, France


Performances of this work

21 Apr 13: Festival "Courants d'Air", Parlement Bruxellois, Brussels, Belgium. Featuring Raquel Cypel, Quentin Meurisse, Bethsabée Hatzfeld, Caroline Gamba.

8 Oct 12: JT Art Hall Affinis, Tokyo Japan. Featuring Masae Yamane,, Toyomitsu Yamauchi, Junko Yamamoto, Chiharu Tachibana.

19 Jun 12: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament. Featuring Quartetto di Flauti Image.

14 Jun 12: Roma, Italy. Featuring Quartetto di Flauti Image.

14 Apr 12: Versailles Conservatory, France

17 May 09: Les Printemps des Musees, Rixensart, Belgium. Featuring Hinemoa Ensemble.

21 Mar 09: Les Printemps de Saint Laurent, Belgium. Featuring Hinemoa Ensemble.

8 Feb 09: Sainte Genevieve des Bois, France. Featuring Octava Quartet.

1 Feb 09: Brussels, Belgian Flute Festival. Featuring Hinemoa Ensemble.

13 May 08: Brussels Conservatory, Belgium

22 Feb 07: National School of Music, Orleans, France

2 Feb 06: Salle Cortot, Paris, France. Featuring Quatuor Arcadie.

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