La Palmera (The Palm) Duo for Flute/Alto Flute and Piano
Flute part switches between C flute and alto flute
Almost a solo piece for flute and alto flute with piano accompaniment, which assists in lining out the shape. Calm poetic sections are followed by such of fast rhythmic motion where motives sometimes tend to a popular tone. The sound is colorful, the structure somewhat minimalistic.
German composer Barbara Heller was born in 1936 in Ludwigshafen, where her father was an art restorer and conservator. She studied music in Mannheim and Munich and taught piano at the Mannheim Academy of Music from 1958 to 1962. Two of her notable teachers were Hans Vogt and Harold Genzmer.