Trois Petites Pieces for Flute and Piano by Augusta Holmes
Edited by Cody Myre
This lovely, rarely-before-seen work from Augusta Holmès is a new classic for flute and piano! Its charm and wit are tempered by her Irish roots and French flair to craft a work that is as joyful to play as it is to hear.
Augusta Mary Anne Holmès (1847-1903) was a French composer of Irish descent and a pupil of César Franck. She wrote operas, symphonic poems and dramatic symphonies, and a large number of effective songs. She made a strong impression on many of her contemporaries through her intelligence and beauty and was for many years the mistress of the writer and French champion of Wagner Catulle Mendès, husband of Judith Gautier. Saint-Saëns, who unwisely and unsuccessfully proposed marriage to her, found some of her orchestral music noisy and over-orchestrated.