Saturday 16 April 2011
Tune of the Day: Allegro con brio by Beethoven
from Flute Duo in G major
Composed in 1792, Beethoven's Flute Duo in G major was not published during the composer's lifetime, but the autograph has survived. The dedication “for friend Degenharth” (a lawyer amongst Beethoven's close circle of friends) leaves open whether the work was commissioned or a gift. Anyway, neither flute part of this charming duet is technically very demanding, and is therefore well-suited as sight-reading material.
Thanks to Lauren for suggesting this piece!