Cécile Chaminade

Concertino for Flute & Piano (or orchestra), Op. 107

    Description by Chris Morrison

    Chaminade wrote the Concertino in 1902 as an examination piece for flute students at the Paris Conservatoire, where it was used for many years thereafter. The work is dedicated to the famed French flutist and teacher Paul Taffanel, who, after a long playing career in the Paris Opéra Orchestra (1864-1890) and as a conductor, retired from public performance and served as flute professor at the Conservatoire from 1893 until his death in 1908. Chaminade's composition, with its wide-ranging, highly decorative solo part, does in fact provide quite a workout for the flutist. A broad and graceful melody opens the work. After a more active central section, marked Più animato agitato in the score, a short oboe phrase leads into a cadenza for the soloist. A reprise of the opening melody and a rousing coda conclude this melodic and attractive work.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2017 Centaur Records CRC 3526
    2015 Divine Art DDA 25126
    2015 Bella Musica BM 312463
    2014 Champs Hill Records CHRCD 073
    2013 Diversions DDV 24156
    2013 BIS 1679
    2012 Camerata Records CAM 28234
    2011 Mood Media Entertainment 56931
    2011 Gramola 98910
    2007 Summit Records 487
    2007 Camerata Records 28097
    2006 Sony BMG 82876765162
    2006 Pergola Recordings 1032
    2006 RCA Red Seal 82876803182
    2005 Marquis Classics 12992
    2004 Cantilena Records 5637532981
    2004 Cantilena Records 660012
    2004 Skarbo 3042
    2003 Boston Records 1058
    2002 RCA Victor / RCA 63950
    2000 Talent Records 49
    2000 Juston Records 2701
    1999 RCA 63432
    1999 Claves 500704
    1998 CBC Records 5171
    1998 RCA 902668882
    1996 ASV 2102
    1994 Bayer Records 100246
    1994 BIS 529
    1994 ESS.A.Y. 1027
    1992 Chandos 8840
    RCA 63438
    Cantilena Records 660112
    Ambassador 1016
    Image Recordings
    CBC Records 1025
    SSAA
    ABC Classics 4763660