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Viva Verdi

Composer: Toke Lund Christiansen

Instrument: Flute and Piano

Level: Advanced

Published: 2017

Price: €25.00

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  • Description +
    • Duration: 10 min.

      Viva Verdi is an opera fantasy written for flute and piano in grand style reminding masters like Frantz Liszt (piano), Pablo Sarasate (violin) and Paul Taffanel (flute). My inspiration appeared when I joined the orchestra in performances of Il Trovatore by Verdi. When I began composing I realized, that almost nobody in modern time has taken up the art of operaratic fantasies, pieces with the purpose of remembering the most beautiful spots in the opera and in same time showing the instrumentalist from a side of virtuosity. Viva Verdi is nevertheless composed in 2015 and just during a minute, the picture and Golden Age music is disturbed: The Intermezzo II is dodecaphonic. You might call it Homage á Anton Webern.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Flute and Piano

  • About the composer +
    • Toke Lund Christiansen (1947) – son of the composer Asger Lund Christiansen – is as a flautist educated in the french school with Marcel Moyes and William Bennett as his mentors. His soloist-debut with orchestra was in Mozart’s G-Major Concerto under the baton of Marcel Moyse. 1968-2013 TLC was solo flautist in the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded a large number of Cd’s including the complete works with flute by Kuhlau, Ibert and Roussel. Furthermore, TLC had an international career as a member of the Kuhlau-Flute Quartet. TLC is associated professor at the DKDM in Copenhagen.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Gaia Rodriques  
      Engraving: Ary Golomb
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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