Sonatina for Flute and Piano - Jan Novák

While composing his Sonatina for flute and piano in 1976 in Riva del Garda, Italy, Jan Novák’s concern was for beginning flutists.

The composition has the classical four-movement sonata form. Following a free cadenza of the first movement a contrasting rhythmical theme appears. The second movement written in the ABA form introduces a lyrical melody that evokes Moravian folklore music – a significant source of inspiration for Novák. In the third movement a contrast between the flute and the piano is set up: a simple flute melody is accompanied by rich rhythmical music in the piano. In the final part of the work, on the contrary, both instruments assume equal roles in the complex and effective rhythmical music of the last movement. Even though the Sonatina is well suitable for students and more advanced amateurs, it can just as well be performed in concert.

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
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
Panisci fistula
Prima sonata
Scherzi pastorali for Clarinet (or Bass Clarinet) and Piano
Sonata brevis
Sonata da chiesa II for Flute and Organ
Sonata tribus
Strepitus festivi for Four French Horns
Tibia fugitiva
Toccata chromatica
Variations on the theme by Bohuslav Martinů

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