Notes for Flutists: A Guide to the Repertoire
offers important historical and analytical information about three dozen of the best-known pieces written for the instrument. Its contextual and theoretical insights make it an indispensable resource for professional, amateur, and student flutists. With engaging prose supported by fact-filled analytical charts, the book offers rich biographical information and informative analyses to help flutists gain a more complete understanding of J. S. Bach's Sonata in B minor, Reinecke's Undine Sonata, Fauré's Fantaisie, Hindemith's Sonata for Flute and Piano, Copland's Duo for Flute and Piano, and 30 other masterpieces.
Offering a faithful and comprehensive resource for understanding the context in which the repertory was composed, Notes for Flutists details in clear, chronological order flute repertoire from Georg Philipp Telemann, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Luciano Berio to Robert Muczynski and Aaron Copland. Kyle J. Dzapo offers rich biographical information on each composer and highlights history's impact on the creation and performance of notable works for flute. Aimed as a starting point for connecting performance studies with scholarship, Dr. Dzapo's analysis will help flutists gain a more complete picture of a given work. Its contextual and theoretical insights make it essential to musicians preparing and presenting programs, and detailed historical information about the work and composer will encourage and equip readers with the desire and insights to explore other works in a similarly analytical way. Lending insights to both solo flute and chamber pieces, Dzapo presents Notes for Flutists as an accessible music theory and analysis resource, making it indispensible for students and professionals alike.