Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Flute: Of Poulenc, Rampal, Galway etc

Although I never had the chance to play Mahler's Symphony No. 2, I had the chance to play this solo in a recital years back with piano accompaniment. My flute tutor was trained in France so I played the flute in that "school of thought" - the French sound. My favourite flautist is Jean-Pierre Rampal for his techniques but mostly for his round and full sound.

This solo piece which I played was composed by Francis Poulenc, a French composer and this clip will feature Rampal playing it. Enjoy :)



There are also 2 pieces that I always have at my fingertips for that "sudden performances". The first one is Meditation by Massenet (which happens to be one of the pieces which I played for my audition for the Singapore Youth Orchestra) and the other, especially for popular performances, there is always Annie's Song as my last-minute saviour. They are both played by another of my favourite flautist - James Galway. Enjoy.

Meditation by Massenet


Annie's Song

2 comments:

NunBun said...

Dang! Should've asked you to do "sudden" performances... just that we all don't have instruments at hand...

TheHoopoe said...

Hahaha .... that is a respite indeed :)