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Liebermann Sonata

Specifics of Performing Flute Repertoire, such as Articulation, Phrasing, Tone, Tempo, etc.

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andrew2lu
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Liebermann Sonata

Postby andrew2lu » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:44 pm

I'm thinking of tackling Lowell Liebermann's flute sonata. How does this piece rank in technical difficulty compared to other flute standards? (ie Copland Duo, Muczynski Sonata, Burton Sonatine, Nielsen Concerto). Thanks!

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Re: Liebermann Sonata

Postby fluteguy18 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:13 am

In terms of technique? As in finger/articulation technique? Moderate. I played it as a sophomore/junior in my undergraduate the same time that I learned Nielsen. I learned it after I learned Ibert, but before Jolivet. It's difficulty is not in the finger technique but in sustaining a sense of melodic continuity. Creating lines and gestures through both moments of precarious technical passages as well as ones that are technically barren. So if I had to 'categorize' it, I'd say it's a viable precursor to the Ibert/Nielsen/Jolivet triad, and similarly to the Muczynski or Prokofiev.


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