Flute Talk

Articles November 2018

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Interview:
Audition Advice from Randolph Bowman
“Although I was naturally disappointed, I thought that maybe this audition business was not as difficult as it was reputed to be. Wishful thinking, as it turned out! It took another 10 years and many auditions before I landed my current job.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
Teaching the Mozart Concerto in G K313 Exposition
“The exposition of the first movement of the Mozart Concerto in G for flute and orchestra, K. 313 has become a standard excerpt for almost every kind of flute audition. Even middle school flutists find it on audition lists for youth orchestras long before their technique and musical understanding is advanced enough to play Mozart.”
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Playing Tips:
Reflections on Brahms Symphony 1
“Play the flute solo with generous and abiding passion, like a grand anthem. Do not try to mimic the character of the horns who play the theme first.”
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Baroque Flute:
Listening in Baroque Music
“One of the principal aspects of Baroque music is the relationship between the solo part, such as the flute part and the bass line.”
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Obituary:
A Tribute to Katherine Hoover
“With Kokopeli I was trying to write something like the flutes I was hearing. I got through the first line of it, and I had so many strange fingerings. I thought to myself, I can make it sound exactly like what I was hearing, or I can write a piece that flutists can play on their own instruments.”
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