Duo Parravicini-Álvarez in Oaxaca, Mexico

Flute and Piano Recital on July 12 at 20:00 at the International Festival for Flute in Piccolo in Oaxaca, Mexico

Horacio Parravicini, flute
José Alfonso Álvarez, piano


Andante by W.A.Mozart
Sonata “Arpeggione” by F.Schubert
Grande Fantaisie on Themes from the Opera “Mignon”, by P.Taffanel
Sonata in D Major by S.Prokofiev


Horacio Parravicini, flute
Eduardo Cazaban, piano

from the CD “Easterly Winds”


Tsybin studied flute and composition at the Moscow Conservatory under, amongst others, Glazunov and Liadov. He was solo flute at both Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theaters and taught at the St.Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories. He was often referred to as the “Russian Andersen”, on a par with Denmark’s Joachim Andersen, who was to become solo flute of the Berlin Philharmonic and was also a prolific composer for the instrument.

The ALLEGRO CONCERTANTE No.1 in A minor, similarly to Nos.2 and 3, was composed in 1946. Tsybin was, at this time, already retired from concert activity but continued teaching at the Moscow Conservatory.
These works were composed with teaching in mind, in the same manner as those works composed by Andersen and Boehm. They have remained as mandatory repertoire in the Leningrad and Moscow Conservatories for over 50 years. However, outside Russia, they are almost unknown.

Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960), Passacaglia for solo flute

From CD “Easterly Winds” (2007)
Recorded at Estudios Moebio, Buenos Aires, in July 2007


Although Ernő Dohnányi’s music was essentially Romantic in nature, the Passacaglia for Solo Flute employs the 12 tone series, in an attempt to juggle with a new language. The renowned flutist, Eleanor Baker, reminiscing on her youth, recalls having heard Dohnányi play a Brahms Sonata marvelously and there and then, expressing her sorrow at Brahms not having composed a similar work for the flute. Dohnányi had promptly replied, “then I will compose one for you, in his stead”. It was thus that Op.48 No.1 (Aria for Flute and Piano) and Op.48 No.2 (Passacaglia for Solo Flute) came to be, both having Ms.Baker as the dedicatee. And it was she who premiered both works at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1969.

*artwork by Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904), Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds, a fragment, from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA


Thank you to my dear friend and colleague JEAN-MICHEL TANGUY, Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim; International soloist; former soloist of the Beethoven Halle Bonn Orchestra, The Rotterdam Orchestra, The Belgium National Orchestra; former Professor of the Brussels Royal Conservatory for posting this beautiful review of my CD.

Very impressed by this French Recital played so beautifully by Horacio Parravicini.

The choice of the pieces, the wonderful warm and varied vibrato, the technical clarity and elegance of style and the noble phrasing, the quality of articulation and intonation, in general such a control in changing colours and good taste, when needed such a generous well centered tone, makes this CD a real piece of art and masterpiece, shows how to play such a French Recital on the flute.

The Bilbao symphony orchestra can be proud to possess such an exceptional and outrange principal flute, and for me such a new prestigious colleague and friend!


Masterclasses and Flute Recital in Mexico

Masterclasses on July 9 and 10, 2018

Session 1: Interpretation on Baroque repertoire for flute and flute traverso

Session 2: Open flute repertoire, including excerpts from the orchestra repertoire

Flute Piano Recital on July 12, 2018 at 18:00

Flute – Horacio Parravicini
Piano – Evangelina Reyes

National Arts Center
Av. Río Churubusco 79, Country Club Churubusco, 04220 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

https://www.inba.gob.mx/ http://www.cenart.gob.mx/