Small nws excemption3 Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, opening

Orchestral Excerpts | Dieter Flury
Bt movie not in use Unique aspect of the solo flute beginning the piece, often without the conductor. Tempo matters 00h:00m:43s
Bt movie not in use Start with the 3rd measure in mind as your arrival destination 00h:02m:13s
Bt movie not in use Opening C# is the shortest note on the flute - can be unstable 00h:02m:20s
Bt movie not in use Start with a very long intake breath 00h:03m:40s
Bt movie not in use The music relies on the color 00h:03m:54s
Bt movie not in use Lead vibrato through the whole passage - will help keep the line 00h:04m:10s
Bt movie not in use Taffanel and Gaubert both recommend breath after E in 3rd measure 00h:04m:33s
Bt movie not in use Robert Aitken says to start with faster tempo and slow it down as your breathing becomes more comfortable 00h:06m:30s

Dieter Flury, principal flute of the Vienna Philharmonic, offers some tips and techniques for playing the opening of Claude Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun).

Claude Debussy



Recorded Date: 16-04-2015

Dieter Flury

Dieter Flury

Membership of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra: 1977
Membership of the Vienna Philharmonic: 1981
Dieter Flury, born in Zurich, studied with Hans Meyer (Tonhalle Zurich) and André Jaunet (Konservatorium Zürich). Several encounters with Aurèle Nicolet complemented his education and influenced his development sustainable. At the same time he completed a mathematics study at the ETH Zurich. In 1977 he was engaged in the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, since 1981 he is the first flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic. Solo performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and others
In addition, he continues to work as a chamber musician (founding member of the Vienna Wind Ensemble, the Klangforum Wien and the Vienna Virtuosos) and as a soloist. Composers such as Beat Furrer, Klaus Huber, György Ligeti, Salvatore Sciarrino, Theo Wegmann, Herbert Willi and Hans Zender worked with him to create his own works. Various world premieres were entrusted to him, for example the flute concerto by Uros Rojko (together with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Claudio Abbado) as part of the festival "Wien Modern".
On CD recorded Dieter Flury Johann Sebastian Bach's works for flute and obligatory keyboard instrument in the cast flute and organ, also under the title "Telemann & ..." a sixty-minute composition of solo fantasies of Georg Philipp Telemann and solo pieces from the twentieth century. The record "Morceaux de Concours" contains French competition pieces from Fauré to Messiaen, and has recorded Mozart's flute quartets with the Viennese virtuosos. Further recordings include flute quartets from the Viennese classics and French flute music from the time of the "Groupe des six".
At times, he dealt with the mathematical foundations of music theory and set up an "axiomatic theory of sound".
Dieter Flury started to teach as a substitute for Prof. Barbara Gisler (Musikhochschule Wien). After several master classes (eg Pacific Music Festival 1991 and 1992 in Sapporo, Forum Musicae in Madrid) and two years teaching at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna, he took over a concert training class at the Music University Graz in 1996 and in the same year the successor of Peter Lukas Graf at the International Summer Academy at the steering.