The Flute

Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas for flute

Bach’s sonatas for flute are very different; technically they lie between “can be played by students” and “a challenge every time”. I have been playing some of them since my early days as a flute student and some others have only been in my repertoire for a few years …

Mozart – Flute concerto in G major KV 313

Mozart’s works still occupy a very prominent position within the flute literature. There is no audition in which one of the two concertos is not required, hardly any competition in which one of them does not appear as a compulsory piece. Even at the entrance examination …

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Siegfried was born in Oberndorf am Neckar in 1877 as one of 12 children of the Karg family. Even the little three-year-old boy displayed an almost morbid enthusiasm for bells and could be kept busy for hours with numbers and arithmetic problems …

Syrinx or La Flûte de pan

This short piece for flute alone always touches my heart. I have known about it since my second year as a flute student. And I can still remember exactly how it came into my life. At that time, there was neither the Internet nor a cell phone and …

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sigfrid Karg-Elert by Anja WeinbergerSigfrid Karg-Elert - one of the great "forgotten" composersSiegfried was born in...

Syrinx or La Flûte de pan

Syrinx or La Flûte de pan

Syrinx  or  "La Flûte de pan" by Anja WeinbergerThis short piece for flute alone always touches my heart. I have known...