“To this day, Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) remains one of the most prolific composers for wind instruments, despite being a violinist himself. His Fourteen Arabesque Studies for Flute will enable the pupil to attain brilliant technique on the instrument. 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 Opéra-Comique and became Head of the Conservatoire in Valenciennes, whilst remaining a prominent composer. The studies in Bozza's books prepare students for this most difficult rhythms and melodic writings. Furthermore, Fourteen Arabesque Studies contain virtuosic exercises including range, intervals, embouchure, breath control, phrasing, articulation, performance directions, dynamics and chromaticism, among other aspects. Being Arabesques, all Bozza's studies are exploited with complex rhythms and ornamentation, making for a unique and essential aid in the progression of advanced Flute studies.”
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