Exploiting the Flute to its full potential, Fantaisie Italienne is an exciting and challenging addition to the advanced flautist's repertoire. From cadenza passages to a delightful 6/8 melody, this piece by French composer Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) covers a huge variety of the Flute's possibilities.
The piece begins with an emotional, characterised cadenza, covering a wide range. This leads dramatically into a 6/8 section accompanied by broken chords in the piano before ending with a quirky and lively 2/4 secton. Bozza's Fantaisie Italienne for Flute and Piano is not only symbolic, but also includes exciting challenges, making for an imperative performance piece in the Flute repertoire.