History of Mozart’s Concerto in D Major

Although it may seem a bit trite to try to condense the history of such a prolific work, let alone the composer behind it, I wanted to stick our toes just a bit into the history of one of the most famous flute concerti, Mozart’s Concerto No. 2 for flute in G Major, K....

Composer of the month: Philippe Gaubert

Our composer of the month for May is the illustrious Philippe Gaubert, who was also a respected conductor and flute performer as well as composer of flute music. Considered by some to be a “weekend composer,” he nonetheless wrote several pieces that are still staples...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata in D Major

Sergei Prokoviev was a Russian Soviet composer, pianist and conductor and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. Although he is probably best known for works such as “Peter and the Wolf” and ballets such as “Romeo and Juliet,” his Sonata in D...

Composer of the month: Marcel and Louis Moyse

This month for our composer of the month feature, we have a 2-for-1 deal: the father-son powerhouse duo, Marcel and Louis Moyse. While Marcel focused most of his energies on performing and Louis is more known for his compilations of flute music, they both left a...

Composer of the month: Quantz

It’s time for another installation of the flute composer of the month, and this month I’m featuring Johann Joachim Quantz. I chose him primarily because he is the composer of one of my favorite concertos I have ever played, his G Major concerto, but it...

Composer of the month: Joachim Andersen

As promised, this week is another monthly feature on a flute composer, this time a very popular one. Joachim Andersen gave his talents to the flute repertoire, particularly his books of etudes. College students and professionals all over the world most likely have at...