This week I will be discussing the Poulenc Sonata (Available on a piece of music that is as beautiful as the Cantilena, how can you not sing?. The following tracks will sound good when mixed with Ruth Kasckow – Francis Poulenc, Sonata: Cantilena, because they have similar tempos, adjacent Camelot. Download the interactive sheet music Sonata for Flute and Piano, FP – II. Cantilena by Poulenc – App available on PC, Mac, Android and iPad.

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Rachel Taylor Geier

Notify me of new comments via email. Okay, before you panic, quickly identify the places you know you will rush.

Many intermediate level flutists are attracted to this work for its beautiful, sweeping melodies, often juxtaposed against brief, but impressively virtuosic, technical cantileba. The occasion was marked in his autobiography:. Just be sure to release the tension placed on this finger after the conclusion of the trill. Weird but highly effective!

There is a reason that Poulenc included the slurs in this passage. The same figure appears in various transpositions and abbreviations throughout the first movement, therefore controlling that pesky high E is of the utmost importance and you thought you could fudge it just a little bit longer!

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Spivacke again offered the commission in May, and this time Poulenc responded in August when he noted that the opera was in order and he could write something for him.

It is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidgean American patron canhilena chamber music.

Practice Blueprints – Poulenc Sonata | Rachel Taylor Geier

Playing in the high register requires a very strong embouchure that directs a smaller, more pressurized air vantilena out and downward to prevent sharpness okay, I mean, MORE sharpness to an already sharp register. You cannot go from 20 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour on the highway all at once. Slurring the figures together will lead you to rush the phrase. Fill in your poulehc below or click an icon to log in: However, it is unknown whether this planned sonata is directly related to the published sonata.


But when you are playing a piece of music that is as beautiful as the Cantilena, how can you not sing?

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jean-Pierre Rampal learned about the sonata in a phone call from Poulenc. For more of a challenge, and if you want to further embarrass yourself, attempt to sing the melody and play the notes at the same time. Are you ready to move those fingers?? Notify me of new posts via email.

I venture to guess that having a story like this to connect to the music will also help you make musical sense of the different sections within this movement. I’ve been commissioned by the Coolidge Foundation to write a chamber piece in memory of Elizabeth Coolidge. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Sources indicate that Poulenc had had the idea to compose a flute sonata for a long time, which can be dated back to the year in a letter to the baritone Pierre Bernac.

For example, practice chunking measure 26 by placing rests after the first 3 16 th notes and after the following 3 16 th notes. Welcome to another Flute Friday! In AprilHarold Spivackea spokesperson for the Coolidge Foundation canilena the Library of Congresswrote a letter to Poulenc offering a commission for a piece of chamber music for a festival going to take place in October Although each movement is structured fairly differently, the practice techniques discussed below can be poklenc across all movements.

Do what you can to fight your creative instinct and simply adhere to the music as written. Simply place your right hand pinky between the low D and C keys on the foot joint, pressing both at the same time, while using the standard fingering for the canfilena E. Analyze the rest of this brief, melodic section and half of your work will already be done for you! It was reported to be a rousing success.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. For example, the phrase beginning at Rehearsal 8 starts clearly in F major but quickly modulates to what seems like D minor in measure 75, A minor beginning in measure 76, and F minor in measure Retrieved from ” https: This gives the note more stability through the use of an added vent, preventing it from cracking.

List of sonatas Category: The most effective way to iron out these sections and practice not rushing is to chunk the notes into smaller bite-sized pieces, practice the chunks cantilenaa, then put it all back together again after your fingers and brain have had the opportunity to figure out how each pattern works.

Are there any other passages in the Poulenc Sonata that you struggle with in your daily practice? This technique is not as straightforward on some trills and you may find yourself temporarily deferring your tension to the right hand pinky D key to free up trilling fingers for trills on notes such as C or B natural. I poulenx knew her, so I think the piece is yours. Find a way to make the music fit to a soundtrack of your life.

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