Composer
WELCHER
Title
Florestan's Falcon (A Fantasy After Schumann)
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Instrumentation
flute, piano
Publisher
Elkan Vogel
Grade
3+
Product Code
01E030000260

Florestan's Falcon (A Fantasy after Schumann) by Dan Welcher
For Flute and Piano
Duration: 7:00

Schumann spoke of his own duality, of the clash between intellect and emotion, by claiming two distinct musical personalities. Florestan was the Romantic (with feeling being paramount), and Eusebius the cool Classicist, ruled entirely by the intellect.

This work is based on a short piano work from Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), containing a mystical and haunting little piece called "Vogel als Prophet," which is usually translated as "the Prophet Bird."

Commissioned by the National Flute Association for its 2002 Young Artist Competition

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