Incorporating many interesting cultural aspects, Eugène Bozza's Cinq Chansons sur des Thèmes Japonais is a sublime addition to the Flute player's repertoire.
Bozza (1905-1991) was a brilliant student at the Paris Conservatoire, winning prizes for the Violin, conducting and composing, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He predominantly composed chamber music for wind instruments, but his solo works for the family are also held in high esteem. Cinq Chansons sur des Thèmes Japonais is made up of five movements, 1. Sad Song to Iwate, 2. Fight of the Warriors on Horseback, 3. The Waters of Kusatu, 4. Love Song and 5. The Reapers of Miyazaki. Each movement is based on traditional Japanese themes. Incorporating the beautiful lyricism of the Flute, as well as its versatility in playing fast, staccato passages, Bozza's Cinq Chansons sur des Thèmes Japonais is a compelling addition to the intermediate flautist's repertoire.