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Classical Hits for Two FlutesArranged by Elisabeth Weinzierl and Edmund WachterFor two flutesPublished by BarenreiterIncludes 2 scores
Whether placed between dull exercises in flute methods or published in anthologies or separate prints, flute duet arrangements of well-known and popular pieces of music gained wide currency in the nineteenth century under these two catchwords. In a great many cases their purpose was to motivate students or to give pleasure in playing rewarding music in the privacy of one's drawing room. Equally important was the instructive value of transferring the sound of familiar melodies to the flute. These duet arrangements provided training in expression, phrasing and modulation of tone, especially when, as befit the cantabile nature of the instrument, they presented "good vocal music" of the sort that Theobald Boehm demanded for the study of the flute. In this sense, these miniature editions of great works of music are still valuable today.
Contents are: Mozart, Das klinget so herrlich from the Magic Flute; Mozart, Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden from the Abduction of Seraglio; Mozart, Voi che sapete che chosa e amor from Marriage of Figaro; von Weber, O lest den Dank in diesen Zahren from Der Freischutz; von Weber, Barcarole from Oberon; Haydn, Andante quasi Allegretto from Military Symphony Hob. I:100; Mozart, Drei Knabchen, jung, schon, hold und weise and Zum Ziele fuhrt dich diese Bahn from the Magic Flute; Gluck, Che faro senza Euridice? from Orfeo and Euridice; Haydo, Allegretto from Symphony L'Ours Hob. I:82; Mozart, Presto presto pria ch'ei venga from Don Giovanni; Mozart, Non piu andrai farfallone amoroso from the Marriage of Figaro; Beethoven, Rondo-theme from Piano sonata op13 "Pathetique"; von Weber, Bohmischer Walzer from Der Freischutz; Schubert, Des Madchens Klage op53n3 D191; Schumann, Traumerie from Kinderszenen; Mozart, Vivat Bacchus, Bacchus lebe from the Abduction of Seraglio; Haydn, Lieben und geliebet werden from The Seasons; Beethoven, Andante cantabile con moto from Symphony n1 op21; Mozart, Che soave zeffiretto from the Marriage of Figaro; Mendelssohn, Wedding March from Midsummer's Night Dream; Chopin, Mazurka op7n1 and Valse op64n2; Mozart, Andantino from Concerto for flute and harop K299.