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Sonata for solo flute : flute solo

by Margery Smith (2001)

Also known as: Sonata for solo flute

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Performance by James Kortum from the CD Aulos Australis

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Aulos Australis : sonatas for flute and piano by Australian women.

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Sonata : for flute / Margery Smith

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Work Overview

The Sonata for solo flute is a musical portrait of my friend and colleague James Kortum. Its inspiration comes from working with James over many years. We taught in adjacent rooms at Newcastle Conservatorium, hearing James practice was always part of my day. His wizzy technique on the flute, a luscious slow movement, and the orchestral repertoire for flute - Mendelssohn's Midsummer Nights dream is a favorite. On hearing whistle tones for the first time, I knew that this eerie sound would have to be a feature of the Sonata. The aim of the sonata was to create a work that would become the springboard for his book 'The Purposeful Flautist: Technique to Interpretation.'

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Flute.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Elegy -- II. Incisive -- III. Black abyss -- IV. Breathless.

Commission note: Commissioned by James Kortum.

First performance: by James Kortum — Oct 02. Newcastle, NSW

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Performances of this work

26 Feb 2019: at Aulos Australis - Sonatas for flute and piano by Australian Women (Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring James Kortum.

Oct 02: Newcastle, NSW. Featuring James Kortum.

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