Sonatine, Op54 for Flute and Piano by Dimitri Tchesnokov
Movement I: Souveniers (6:00)
Movement II: Fantaisies (3:00)
Movement III: Jeux (3:00)
Sonatine, Op54 is a nostalgic reverie for an idyllic imaginary childhood. Performers should try and convey the unreal, hypotic character of the music in a simple, easy way, and avoid playing "too expressively. Nuaces, articulations and tempi may be fine-tuned or even modified at will, as long as such changes do not affect the aesthetics of the piece Piano pedal markings have been kept to a minimum and pianists are free to explore the various sound worlds and effects, occassionally using the una corda pedal, for example.