Composer
TAFFANEL
Title
Allegretto(1890) & Allegro(1895) (ed.Blakeman)
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Publisher
Hunt Edition
Grade
3
Product Code
01H19000HE13

Paul Taffanel (1844-1908)
Edited by Paul Blakeman

The Allegretto (1890) and Allegro (1885) presented here were commissioned by the Paris Conservatoire as accompanied sightreading tests for the end-of-year flute competitions. Taffanel went beyond mere examination requirements and produced two delightful miniatures. While there are some technical challenges, the real demands are musical ones: a beautiful tone, expressive phrasing - the chief characteristics of Taffanel's own "magic flute".

 

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