Sonata for flute and piano
Written by Francis Poulenc
Revised edition, 1994
Edited by Carl B. Schmidt
Includes audio demonstration and accompaniment tracks
This Sonata For Flute and Piano is a virtuosic flute solo by renowned influential French composer Francis Poulenc. Written in 1956-57, this is an elegant, dreamy chamber work and he has demonstrated his obvious compositional skill, also highlighting the French affinity with the sweet sounds of the flute. Carefully edited by Carl Schmidt in 1994, this is an authoritative edition that contains a detailed history and comprehensive commentary of the editorial process in English, French and German.
This edition of Sonata For Flute And Piano comes with a unique download card that provides exclusive online access to recorded demonstration and accompaniment audio tracks. Professionally recorded by flutist Michael Cox and pianist Huw Watkins, the demonstration track allows you to hear exactly how the piece as a whole should sound, before the independent Piano-only track lets you take the place of the flutist in your very own performance.