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Gaubert: Les tres Sonatas pour flute et piano; Sonatine

By Philippe Gaubert

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Composed by Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941). Classical, Solo Instrumental. Classical. CD. Naxos #VRM400023. Published by Naxos (NX.VRM400023).

Item Number: NX.VRM400023

Philippe Gaubert was born in Cahors in 1879. He was a son of a craftsman who played clarinet as an amateur. When Gaubert was very young he began taking flute lessons with one of the most famous French flautists of time: Paul Taffanel. His studies were rapid and very impressive, to the point that before he was twenty, he became the first flute of the Orchestra Concerts du Conservatoire. Philippe Gaubert was an open-minded man, so he did not limit himself to the flute but studied orchestral conducting and refined composition as well. In 1920 he was chosen as Opera diu Paris' musical director and later on he began teaching flute at the Ecole Normale de la Musique. In 1930 he left the Conservatory professorship to Marcel Moyse (1889 - 1984) and began a position as professor of orchestral conducting in the same institution. He died in Paris 10 June 1941. Goubert's legacy includes three wonderful Sonanatas for flute and piano (A major, C major and G major) which are all very important parts of the flute repertoire. Francesca Pagnini and Jakub Tchorzewski give us a performance rich in shades of interpretation and vitality. The rare Sonatine ends the album with just two movements of poetry and delicacy.

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