The Flute Sonata No.1, Op.40 is in three movements commencing with a Moderato that opens with a lovely piano theme before the flute joins weaving its melody around the piano in this particularly fine movement that has a real forward momentum. The flute brings a rising motif to the opening of the Adagio before the piano joins and the theme develops. The piano leads forward with the flute adding a melody. The Presto brings some particularly fine flute playing as this movement hurtles off. It slows a little, with lovely flute motifs before continuing to move quickly ahead, flowing around with many attractive and rhythmically varying ideas before the sparkling coda.
Flint Juventino Beppe has given the world yet another timeless classic piece with Flute Sonata No.1 Op.40 and should be heralded for his tremendous effort and choice of musicians for this grand masterpiece!
Dedicated to Tom Ottar Andreassen.