Bozza, Eugene - 3 Pieces for Flute and Oboe (or Flute)
To this day, Eugene Bozza (1905-1991) remains one of the most prolific composers for wind instruments, despite being a violinist himself. His Trois Pieces for Flute and Oboe, or two Flutes is an exquisite addition to the repertoire.
During his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, Bozza won prizes for Violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He then conducted the orchestra of the Opera-Comique and became Head of the Conservatoire in Valenciennes, whilst remaining a prominent composer. Bozza's Trois Pieces are exciting duets containing much musical variation and contrast. As music educationalist, Paul Griffiths has written of Bozza's compositions, 'his works reveal melodic fluency, elegance of structure and a consistently sensitive concern of instrumental capabilities.'