This anthology reflects a programme which Peter-Lukas Graf had devised for his students at the Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland. His aims were to use the playing of studies as a means of delving into different styles, and has chosen a representative selection of works of Boehm, Andersen, Jean-jean, Karg-Elert and Rietz which he was using at that time. The works chosen are from Boehm's Caprices op26, Andersen's Etudes op15, Jeanjean's Etudes Modernes, Karg-Elert's Caprices 107 and Reitz's Caprices op4.
This is a series of study cycles for flute which can hardly be overlooked and which not only convey technical skills but also make artistic demands. Thanks to having taught at the Basle Academy of Music and at international courses for performers for decades, Peter-Lukas Graf has extensive experience in the field of education. Based on this wealth of material, he has now compiled an anthology which contains a representative selection of studies from different epochs and in different styles. The selection was mainly based on the stylistic breadth as well as on the varied technical aspects – a must for the training as a flutist.