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Daniel Sharp Strauss Sonata, op. 18 Movement 1
Seeded by danielsharp on 22 Jan 2011
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Daniel Sharp, flute Graduate Recital Jan. 16th, 2011 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Strauss wrote his Sonata, op. 18, in 1887 at the young age of 23. This adaptation, a reworking of Emmanuel Pahud's edition, compliments the flute very well, and gives flutists the opportunity to explore the late romantic style. The Sonata has Strauss' compositional fingerprints all over it, while at the same time revealing influences of Schumann. On can even hear quotations of Wagner's Tristan, much to the dismay of Strauss' father who was notably anti-Wagnerian. Properly in the heroic key of E-flat, this epic piece has two grandiose outer movements and in intimate, soothing middle movement.