Successful French composer, Pierre Gabaye (1930-2000) studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won the 1956 Prix de Rome. His competence is proved by his Sonatina for Flute and Bassoon.
Gabaye's compositional style has been described as following the French neo-classical tradition, such as the music of Poulenc. Sonatina for Flute and Bassoon exemplifies the composer's light-hearted music. A typical performance of the duet lasts about 10 minutes and 40 seconds and comprises three movements. For all advanced flautists and bassoonists seeking alternative ensemble performance repertoire, Gabaye's Sonatina for Flute and Bassoon is ideal.