SANS SOUCI SUITE

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1996

Instrumentation : 

baroque fl, perc

Duration (min): 

8:

The Baroque flute was championed by Quantz, in the employ of Frederick the Great at San Souci (and Rheinsberg). Borrowing musical 'affections' from his time, as well as musical quotes from his own compositions, this work also contains variations on a theme given to Bach by the King, when the venerable composer visited Sans Souci.

Ensemble Type: 

duo inst or voices

Commissioned by Susan Lowenkron

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