A concert by Gabriel Cano, flute, and Guillaume Moix, piano
Poulenc Flute Sonata
Schumann 3 Romances
Reinecke Sonata Undine
About the concert
This programme, performed by Gabriel Cano, former principal flute in the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, weaves together some of the best works of flute and piano repertoire, which are also some of the best known works of their respective composers. The Poulenc Sonata is probably one of the most often heard and is a work of irresistible charm. The Ballade by Franck Martin is in stark contrast; it is a brooding and anxious work, typical of the style of its author. Sancan’s Sonatine is a delightful piece, somewhat under the influence of Ravel. We then turn towards Germany with the three Romances by Schumann, originally written for oboe. The programme concludes with Reinecke’s Sonata Undine, without a doubt the best loved work of a somewhat obscure composer, who was yet a central figure in 19th century Germany.
Emmanuel Pahud, one of the greatest flautists alive and principal flute of the Berliner Philharmoniker, said ‘every time I heard him, I have thoroughly enjoyed Gabriel Cano’s intense and expressive playing.’
Watch this video for a sample of Gabriel and Guillaume performing Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano.
£20 General Admission, £15 Clare Hall members, £5 students and children.
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