De cartes et d'estampes
Composed by Karol Beffa
For Flute, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute
Published by Billaudot
Total duration: ca. 20 minutes
De cartes et d'estampes is a set of five (not thematically connected) pieces for three flutes. It is possible to perform piano improvisations between the pieces.
I was inspired by the kind of exotic sounds and music worlds so masterfully championed by Trio d'Argent, to whom the work is dedicated. The title is a quote from Charles Baudelaire's Le Voyage, a poem dedicated to Maxime Du Camp: “To a child who is fond of maps and engravings,/ The world equals his desire and expectaions.”