Flute Music Recordings

'Flute' is the name of a family of woodwind musical instruments. Flutes don't employ reeds as other woodwinds do, instead producing their sound from the flow of air across its mouthpiece. They are the earliest known musical instruments. The instrument most commonly associated with the term 'flute' is the Western Concert Flute, a metallic transverse treble flute closed at the top. These derive from the old German flute, and were at first made of wood and employed simple mechanisms. The current form of the flute employs a key mechanism, size and placement of holes, and fingering system devised by Theobald Boehm in the 19th century. The modern concert flute is pitched in the key of C and has a range of three octaves. It is used not only in orchestral music but also in jazz, and folk-influenced genres.

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
Ballade et Danse des Sylphes, Op. 5 Joachim Andersen Ballade Romantic
Canon and Gigue in D major (Flute quartet arr.) Johann Pachelbel Canon Baroque
Flute Concerto in G major Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Concerto Baroque
Flute Duet in C minor Johannes Frederik Frøhlich Duet Romantic
24 Etudes for Flute, Op. 15 Joachim Andersen Etude Romantic
30 Caprices for Flute Solo, Op. 107 Sigfrid Karg-Elert Etude Early 20th Century
3 Fantaisies for Solo Flute, Op. 38 Friedrich Kuhlau Fantasy Romantic
Fantaisie, Op. 79 Gabriel Fauré Fantasy Romantic
Fantaisie originale, Op. 43 Jules Demersseman Fantasy Romantic
Fantaisie sur le Marche funebre de Chopin, Op. 29 Jules Demersseman Fantasy Romantic
Fantasia for Flute and Organ in C major Johann Ludwig Krebs Fantasy Baroque
Grande fantaisie de concert sur 'Oberon', Op. 52 Jules Demersseman Fantasy Romantic
Nocturne et allegro scherzando Philippe Gaubert Nocturne Romantic
Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 Johann Sebastian Bach Partita Baroque
Cantabile et presto George Enescu Piece Early 20th Century
Il Pastore Svizzero Pietro Morlacchi Piece Romantic
Paraphrase on ‘Der häusliche Krieg', Op. 18 Franz Doppler Piece Romantic
Poem for Flute and Orchestra, A. 93 Charles Tomlinson Griffes Piece Early 20th Century
Solo de Concert no. 4, Op. 80 Jules Demersseman Piece Romantic
Solo de Concert no. 6, Op. 82 Jules Demersseman Piece Classical