Popp Sonatine Op 388 for Flute and Piano


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Popp Sonatine Op 388 for Flute and Piano

Popp Sonatine Op 388 for Flute and Piano

Flute and Piano
Publisher-Clifton Edition


Renowned flautist, Susan Milan discovered the charming Popp Sonatinas Op. 388 while researching 19th-century Flute repertoire in the British Museum Library. These beautifully crafted works are all, without exception, a delight to play and suitable for a broad level of player. They are a lovely example of Classical style and detailed in a way that makes them a joy to perform and as they are less than 10 minutes long, they are a perfect addition to a short recital programme.

Susan Milan has undertaken meticulous editing of the Sonatinas, ensuring a refined and cohesive flute part. By addressing discrepancies in articulation markings between the flute and piano parts, she has brought consistency and clarity to the compositions. Recognising opportunities to enhance the lyrical character of certain sections, she has thoughtfully incorporated additional slurs. Furthermore, Susan has diligently added staccato markings in instances where they were previously absent, further refining the musical expression of the pieces.

Composer-Wilhelm Popp

German composer, Wilhelm Popp (1828-1903) was a talented flautist and pianist. He wrote over 600 works, many of them for the flute. Popp studied under Caspar Kummer and Louis Philippe Drouet. In 1860, he became Principal Flute of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. During this time, he composed an array of virtuosic works for flute based on Verdi’s Rigoletto Fantasie, Liszt’s solo piano paraphrase and ‘La Traviata’ Waltz amongst others.


Works for Flute by Wilhelm Popp

(This list only includes examples of some of his works for flute)
Fantasie on Gounod’s “Faust” for Flute and Piano op 189
Variations on “Home Sweet Home”
Konzertstück No.3 in C major, Op.216
Polonaise Op 219
Réminiscences de Franz Schubert for Flute and Piano, Op.226
La Chasse – Galop Brillant for Flute and Piano, Op250/6
Melodic Suite Op 281
La Belle Amazone – Mazurka Brillante for Flute and Piano, Op250/2
Hungarian Dance Op.308
Salut a la Russe: 4 Character Pieces
Chant D’Oiseau Op 324
La Traviata Concert-Waltz for Flute and Piano, Op378
Hungarian Rhapsodie, Op385
Blumenstücke Romance, Op383
6 Sonatinas Op388
Sonatine No. 1 in G major for Flute and Piano, Op. 395/1
2 Salon Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op. 204/3 & Op. 407
3 Concert Pieces for Flute and Piano
6 Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op403
Popp for Flute: 7 European Salon Pieces for Flute and Piano
6 Short Melodic Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op410
Daily Finger Studies for Flute, Book 1, Op413
Little Flute Concerto for Flute and Piano, Op438
Nightingale Serenade for Flute and Piano, Op447
Lockvögel, Op449
Magic Sound for Flute and Piano Vol.1, Op491
Tonbilder for Flute and Piano
Russisches Zigeunerlied (Air Bohemien Russe) for Flute and Piano, Op462/2
Vortragsstücke, Op462
Staccato Fantasie for Flute and Piano

Chamber Music by Wilhelm Popp (Examples)

Abendlied for Flute, Horn and Piano, Op306
Easy Instructive Duets for Two Flutes, Op507/2 [Playing
Salon Quartet By Halevy for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano
Salon Quartet By Meyerbeer for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano

Susan Milan-Flautist

Susan Milan is a highly esteemed flautist and respected figure in the world of classical music. She has performed and taught worldwide as an orchestral principal, recitalist, soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, lecturer and teacher,

Susan Milan was a Junior Exhibitioner and Scholar at the Royal College of Music, where she studied with John Francis. As a postgraduate of the Guildhall School of Music, she studied with Geoffrey Gilbert, as well as attending the Marcel Moyse masterclasses in Switzerland.

Upon graduating from the RCM, Susan Milan’s exceptional abilities as a flautist propelled her to the coveted position of Principal Flute in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout her illustrious career, she has graced the stage as both Principal Flute and as a soloist with distinguished orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, English String Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Welsh Orchestra, Philomusica of London, New London Orchestra, Haydn Festival Orchestra, and others.

Driven by her passion for nurturing musical excellence, Susan Milan founded the highly acclaimed British Isles Music Festival. This internationally recognised chamber music and masterclass course held annually at Charterhouse School, serves as a platform for exceptional musicians to further cultivate their skills and engage in collaborative artistic endeavours.

Susan Milan is a Professor and Fellow of the Royal College of Music, London, Professor of Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music, London and Director of the annual British Isles Music Festival. http://www.susanmilan.com

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