Sunday 10 April 2011
Tune of the Day: Birdsong
for Flute and Piano, composed by Wilhelm Popp
German composer Wilhelm Popp was arguably the most famous student of the great 19th-century French flutist Louis Drouet, who was nicknamed “the Paganini of the flute” due to his mastery of double-tonguing. Popp wrote many charming works for flute and piano: the catalogue of his works lists nearly 600 of them! Today we present his “Vogelsang”, also known with the French title “Chant d'Oiseau”. This piece remembers us of Vivaldi's birdlike trills, but is composed in a style which is typical of the Romantic era.
Thanks to Ines for suggesting this piece!