Jolivet: Complete Works For Flute, Vol. 1

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Label: NAXOS
Catalog: 8573885
Format: CD

Boulègue, Hélène; Dumont, François

Andre Jolivet wrote for the flute throughout his entire compositional career. His understanding of the instrument’s character was unrivalled and his contribution to its repertoire stands among the greatest in the 20th century. In his absorption of influences, from jazz to Middle Eastern music, he established a new tone for the flute, the oriental infusions of which can be heard in Cinq Incantations. Chant de Linos, his most popular flute piece, offers a mythic panorama full of lamentation and dance, while the rhythmically complex Flute Sonata and the lyric elements in Asceses affirm his musical convictions. Born in 1990, Helene Boulegue was appointed second flute of the Orchestra PHilharmonie Luxembourg at age 19, just six months after having started at the Paris Conservatoire where she studied with Pierre-Yves Artaud and Florence Souchard-Delepine. She went on to study for a Masters degree at the Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe, Germany with Renate Greiss-Armin, and was awarded Second Prize at the Prague Spring Competition in 2015 and First Prize at the Kobe International Flute Competition in 2017.

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