Flute Sonata No. 6 – The Toulouse Lautrec Sonata

Flute Sonata No. 6 – The Toulouse Lautrec Sonata

Flute Sonata No. 6 – The Toulouse Lautrec Sonata was written by the resident flutist for the New York Philharmonic provides pedagogy and insight in this rare interview.  Robert’s discussion focuses on Flute Sonata No. 6 – the Toulouse Lautrec Sonata composed by Christopher Caliendo. The sonata was inspired by the circus illustrations of Toulouse-Lautrec and written in 4 movements based on 4 paintings:

Flute Sonata No. 6 – The Toulouse Lautrec Sonata - Movement 1
Movement I – Ballets, Fantaisie Nautique Et Japonaise – 4’16 – Circus Characters, So Skillfully Enter The Big Tent – Japanese Ballet Artist, A Featured Star Takes A Special Bow. The Circus Is In Town!

 

Flute Sonata No. 6 – The Toulouse Lautrec Sonata - Movement Ii
Movement Ii – Danseuse De Corde – (Rope Dancer) 4’00 – “All Eyes Are Cast “At The Circus Dancer At The Tightrope.”

 

Flute Sonata No. 6 – The Toulouse Lautrec Sonata - Movement Iii
Movement Iii – Clown Dresseur – 3’30 – (Clown Trainer) A Poodle Obeys A Clown Brandishing A Whip! The Dog Is Belittled By The Brutal Clown – Its Vulnerability Heightened By The Shaving Of Its Fur Giving It A Groomed And Feminine Air. The Poodle’S Appearance, Like The Clown’S; Their Androgynous Disguises Not Only Bind Them Together But Also Fuel Their Conflict Seeming To Be In Competition For The Same Identity.

 

Flute Sonata No. 6 – The Toulouse Lautrec Sonata - Movement Iv
Movement Iv – Travail Sur Le Panneau – (Work On The Panel)  5’30 – A Skilled Performer On The Big Horse Continues To Gallop. Intensely Alive And Fascinating, This Image Reproduces The Riding Exercises Showing Extraordinary Precision.

 

Approximately 19 minutes long

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