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Episode 46: Competition Repertoire Guides with Matt Smith and Dr. Christine Beard

Flute 360 | Episode 46: “Competition Repertoire Guides with Matt Smith & Dr. Christine Beard” (1:17:09)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Matt Smith and Dr. Christine Beard about Matt’s composition, Sonata No. 2 for Piccolo and Piano. Both composer and piccoloist go into great detail about each movement. Heidi suggests that you listen with your score and pencil readily available.

Episode 46 – Main Points:

  • 0:26J&K Productions’ Website
  • 1:49 – Background of Matt’s Sonata No. 2 for Piccolo and Piano
  • 4:33 – Friendship
  • 8:46 – “The power of contacting one person online...and here we are 17 years later on a podcast together!” – Matt
  • 9:30 National Flute Association’s Professional Flute Choir Competition
  • 9:33 – Matt’s comments on his Sonata No. 2, Mvt. 1
  • 20:46 – Christine’s performance suggestions for Mvt. 1
  • 21:24 – “Be sure to look at the accidentals for each measure.” – Christine
  • 22:40 – Intonation on the middle D for piccolo can be a challenge.
  • 26:19 – Heidi’s comments on Sonata No. 2, Mvt. 1
  • 27:44 – Low range showcased in Mvt. 1
  • 28:44 – Christine’s summary of Mvt. 1
  • 31:33 – Matt’s final thoughts on Mvt. 1
  • 32:47 – Christine’s thoughts on the rests and pauses found throughout the movement.
  • 33:53 – Matt’s comments on Mvt. 2
  • 41:06 – Christine’s performance suggestions on Mvt. 2
  • 52:42 – Collaboration between composer and player.
  • 53:38 – More performance suggestions from Christine!
  • 58:17 – Comments on Mvt. 3 from Matt
  • 1:06:51 – Christine’s performance suggestions on Mvt. 3
  • 1:10:54 – Final thoughts on Mvt. 3
  • 1:15:04 – Conclusion

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