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Sonata opus 11B

Composer: Asger Lund Christiansen

Instrument: Flute and Piano

Level: Advanced

Published: 2012

Price: €28.00

Item details

  • Description +
    • Duration: 14 min.

      The sonata for flute and piano, opus 11B, by my father, Asger Lund Christiansen was in July, 1982 written for and dedicated to the great master Jean Pierre Rampal. The sonata was first performed (1982) by Rampal and Russian/ Danish pianist Nina Kavtaradze in Aarhus Musikhus. Initially (1978), the three movements were composed as a trio-version (opus 11A) written for Toke Lund Christiansen, flute, and Philharmonisches Duo, Berlin, Jörg Baumann, cello and Klaus Stoll, double bass. Nevertheless, the composer came to prefer, without doubt, the present flute and piano version.

      This project was supported financially by DMFF through KODA’s Funds for cultural and social purposes.

      World premiere recording:

      Dannemark, Dannemark !
      Recital for flute and piano
      András Adorján & Tove Lønskov
      Premiers Horizons, REF. 070.150
      Association Jean-Pierre Rampal

  • Instrumentation +
    • Flute and Piano

  • About the composer +
    • Asger Lund Christiansen (1927–1998) was a Danish cellist and composer.

      He trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, graduating in 1946. Alongside Bløndal Erling Bengtsson, he was his generation's most recognized Danish cellist. In 1957-1995 he played with musicians such as Tutter Givskov, Mogens Ludolph and Mogens Bruun in Copenhagen and also as a soloist, teacher and organizer, he has had a major influence. From 1965-1987, he was a teacher and later professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. 

      Asger Lund Christiansen wrote a significant number of compositions. He has written chamber music, instrumental music and orchestral works in a mostly neo-classical style. One of his flute sonatas was premiered by Jean-Pierre Rampal.His son is the flautist and composer Toke Lund Christiansen.

  • Credits +
    • Illustration: Helle Vibeke Jensen
      Front Cover graphics and layout: Ronni Kot Wenzell
      English translation: Toke Lund Christiansen
      Editor: Toke Lund Christiansen
      Engraving: Ary Golomb
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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