To this day, Eugène Bozza
(1905-1991) remains one of the most prolific composers for wind instruments, despite being a violinist himself. His Trois Pièces
for Flute and Oboe, or two Flutes is an exquisite addition to the repertoire.
During his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, Bozza
won prizes for Violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He then conducted the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique and became Head of the Conservatoire in Valenciennes, whilst remaining a prominent composer. Bozza
's Trois Pièces
are exciting duets containing much musical variation and contrast. As music educationalist, Paul Griffiths has written of Bozza
's compositions, "his works reveal melodic fluency, elegance of structure and a consistently sensitive concern of instrumental capabilities." More