Joueurs de flûte op. 27 for Flute and Piano
Editor: Marion Beyer
Fingering: Klaus Schilde
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Pages: 29 (VI, 17, 6), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 1092 · ISMN M-2018-1092-8
Level of difficulty (Flute): difficult (Level 7)
The stimulus for this work, composed in 1924, was given by the French flautist Louis Fleury, who also gave the first performance of the work. The four single pieces “Pan”, “Tityre”, “Krishna” and “Monsieur de la Péjaudie” (a character of a novel by Henri de Régnier) attempt to depict the nature of these imaginary flautists from mythology, religion and literature. Their specific cast is given by the sophisticated rhythm and striking harmony. It is fitting that this charming work has recently been enjoying increasing popularity.
The levels of difficulty of the
music for flute published by G. Henle Publishers
The levels of difficulty of the flute music published by G. Henle Publishers
"The task is easy - yet easy is difficult"
(„Zwar ist es leicht, doch ist das Leichte schwer")
Goethe has Mephisto say this in "Faust II" and the categorizing of musical works according to their levels of difficulty is thus relative in the extreme! Relative – depending on the perspective of a teacher, a student or a performer; nevertheless using our Henle criteria we are trying to differentiate between works, grading them according to whether they are easy, medium or difficult. This classification system is intended as an orientation and a help for those trying to find a suitable work amongst all of the excellent Urtext editions. In order not to be daunted by pieces with the level of difficulty 9, perhaps we might somewhat subjectively claim that with practice Goethe's quotation may be reversed: "The task is difficult, yet difficult [may become] easy [too]!"
András Adorján © 2013