Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941) was a distinguished performer on the Flute. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that his compositions for the instrument are at the forefront of the Flute's repertoire, his Divertissement Grec being no exception.
After a prominent career as a flautist with the Paris Opéra, Gaubert was appointed as professor of Flute at the Paris Conservatoire as well as principal conductor of leading orchestras. It was during this time that Gaubert composed, including his Divertissement Grec for 2 Flutes and either a Harp or Piano accompaniment. Suitable for intermediate to advanced level flautists, this Gaubert work conveys many technical features, including flourishing semiquaver passages, a wide range, lyricism, intervals, chromaticism and complex rhythms. Divertissement Grec is a challenging yet exciting piece for aspiring flautists.