Aeolia for Two Flutes and Piano - Jan Novák
Aeolia was written in 1983, a year before the composer's death, for his daughter and her fellow-students at the Stuttgart Academy (Musikhochschule). In this brilliant and highly original composition the two flutes that constantly imitate one another are presented as a flexible, mobile and yet integral unit, while the piano and its almost orchestra-like radiance constitutes a contrastive element.
...Aeolus was the god of Wind in Greek mythology. Aeolia could be translated as "pertaining to Aeolus", which is not surprising here, since the three terms flute - breath - wind have been interrelated since primeval ages. The interplay between the two flutes, especially towards the beginning, can well be perceived as the slow rise of wind.
Aeolia was recorded on CD by Premiers Horizons Disques. The recording was produced by Association Jean-Pierre Rampal with the following performing artists: Clara Novakova and Zorica Milenkovic - flute, Jean-Bernard Marie - piano.
Other compositions by Jan Novák published in Czech Radio:
Capriccio - score
Capriccio - piano score
Dido / piano score
Due preludi e fughe per flauto solo
Elegantiae tripudiorum for Piano
IV Hymni christiani
Choreae vernales for Flute and Guitar
Choreae vernales for Flute and Piano
Choreae vernales for Flute, String Orchestra and Harp with Celesta or Piano
Odarum concentus choro fidium
Scherzi pastorali for Clarinet (or Bass Clarinet) and Piano
Sonata da chiesa II for Flute and Organ
Sonatina for Flute and Piano
Strepitus festivi for Four French Horns
Variations on the theme by Bohuslav Martinů
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