Griffes - Poem Flute and Piano
Poem, a one-movement flute concerto,was written in 1918 just two years before his early death from the worldwide 1920 flu pandemic. Evocative of Debussys Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun the New York Tribune called it a composition of much grace and variety of expression, rich in melodic ideas and written with an unusual feeling both for the solo instrument and for the orchestra. If Americans can but continue to produce such works, all talk of the unrequited native composer will be speedily set at rest. AMEB AMUSA level.