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Founded in 2006 by Katja Pitelina and Reiko Tsuiki, flute duoKaleidoscope performs repertoire spanning more than three centuries from the Baroque period to the present day.  Using many different flutes from different periods and regions, Kaleidoscope captures the individual voice of each piece as the composers intended, bringing a unique voice and authenticity to audiences that is out of the reach of many ensembles.


Program 1 - Portraits of flutes

DuoKaleidoscope presents a colourful journey encompassing three centuries, with masterpieces for the flute from the Renaissance to the present. Presented on the period instruments for which the pieces were originally written, the character of each piece is expressed to the fullest.

In this program you can experience how many composers have been inspired by the flutes of their time. Through widely contrasting pieces - a balanced sonata, a fanciful fantasy, and a strict canon - poetic miniatures and the Zen sounds of Takemitsu are heard alongside French Baroque dances ranging from stately to swinging.

M. Blavet (1700-1768)
Suite from "Recueil de pieces"
Prelude de M. Blavet - La Touriere - Rondeau de Blavet
Pourquoi doux Rossignols - Rigaudon de M.Rameau

J. van Eyck (c. 1590-1657)
Prelude - Comagain

M. P. Montèclair (1667-1737)
3rd Concert for two flutes in G major,
from “Concerts à deux flutes traversières sans basses"
Rondeau - Air - Musette - Sarabande - Prelude - Allemande
Gigue en rondeau - Sarabande - Fugue

W. F. Bach (1710-1784)
Duet for two flutes in F major
Allegro e moderato - Lamentabile - Presto

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Arias from “Die Zauberflöte”
Arranged for two flutes in 1792

F. Kuhlau (1786 -1832)
Duo in g minor, Op.81
Allegro - Andante con moto - Rondo

T. Takemitsu (1930 -1996)
“Continu” from Masque, for two flutes


Michel de La Barre (ca. 1675 – 1745)
Suite for two flutes in E-major (1714 Paris)

Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738)
Sonate for two flutes in a-minor (1725 Paris)
Lentment-Gigue-Rondeau-tres Legerment

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Duet for two flutes B flat -major (1752)

François Devienne (1759-1803)
Duo Concertante in G-major, Op.53
Allegro assai-Rondeau

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
From “The Seasons” arranged or two flutes

Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832)
Grand duet concertante in e-minor, Op.102
Adagio-Allegro assai con molto fuoco-Variations on an ancient Swedish air

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Canon Sonatine for two flutes Op.31 No.3 (1923)
I (Munter)-II Capriccio-III (Presto)

Program 3 - The Bach family. Like father, like son?

This programme contains works for solo flute, two flutes and basso continuo, and also features a harpsichordist and viola da gamba-player.

Johann Sebastian Bach represents a widely-acknowledged peak in Baroque music. We forget all too easily that his contemporaries, unused to the rich harmonies and complex polyphony that he used, considered his compositions to be very headstrong, however. Bach did not seem to care; aloof of trends, he went his own way. His sons, too, were distinctive composers. Carl Philipp Emanuel wrote music with his heart on his sleeve; in his sonatas and fantasies moods can change suddenly, and his music is full of surprises. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was the eldest son and the most introverted of the family - by contrast, he expressed himself in very subtle compositions. DuoKaleidoscope presents music from these three individualists in a fascinating family portrait. 

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) 
Sonata for two flutes and basso continuo in E Major

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita for solo flute in A minor, BWV 1013

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784) 
Sonata for two flutes and basso continuo in D Major

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata for solo flute in A minor

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Duet for two flutes in E flat Major

Johann Sebastian Bach 
Sonata for two flutes and basso continuo in G Major, BWV 1039

Program 4 - The age of reason

Works for two flutes (traversos) from the second half of the eighteenth century.

In 1750 the time of the Enlightenment began. Reason - not faith - came to be considered as the ideal guide for our existence. Enthusiastic artists beat new paths, and individualism conquered all. DuoKaleidoscope plays compositions from a period spanning just half a century (1750-1800), in a very varied programme.

The Duet for two flutes by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Sebastian's wayward son, is particularly unique, and stylistically he went down a completely different path to his father. This did not dissuade Johann Sebastian from helping his son however, as can be seen in the original score, when he added and erased some notes at the end of the second movement. The wide selection of 'sing-alongs' from Die Zauberflöte is also worth noting; the arrangement was published in 1792, just after the death of the composer. 

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Duo in D Major

Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
Quatre pièces

Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773) 
Duet in B minor

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
Duet for two flutes in E minor Wolfgang Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 
Arias from The Magic Flute

Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1830)
Sonata in E Major

Program 5 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach!

All Six Duets for two flutes by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)

No. 2 G major
Allegro ma non troppo - Cantabile - Allabreve - Gigue (Allegro)

No. 6 f minor
Un poco Allegro - Largo - Vivace

No. 5 E flat major
Un poco Allegro - Largo - Vivace


No. 3 E flat major
Allegro - Adagio ma non molto - Presto

No. 1 e minor
Allegro - Larghetto - Vivace

No. 4 F major
Allegro e moderato - Lamentabile - Presto

Program 6 - Kaleidoscope a la carte 1


G.Ph.Telemann (1681-1767)
“Amoroso” from Duo No.5 in Bflat-major (1752)

Arranged by J.F.Garnier (1755-1825) 
“Andante” from the opera “D’Oedipe” by A.Sacchini

C.N.Roget (??-??)
Sonata Sesta in C-major (1739)
Gracioso-Allegro-Gracioso-Giga Allegro

Duo Concertant Op.81 for two flutes in e-minor
Allegro Maestoso

G.Ph.Telemann (1681-1767)
Canonic Sonata No.3 in D major
Sprituoso-Larghetto-Allegro assai

Renaissance songs
F. de Layolle (1492-ca.1540)
"Doulce memoire"
"Il Grillo" (ca.1595)

M.P de Monteclair (1667-1737)
Quatrieme concert in a-minor
L’Italienne-La Françoise “Air dans le gout Ancien”- La Picarde

Program 6 - Kaleidoscope a la carte 2

Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003)
Modern flute solo
“Sequenza” for flute (1958)

Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714 - 1788)
From “12 small pieces” Wq 81
Allegretto-Andantino-Alla polacca-presto

Georg Wunderlich (1755 - 1819)
Romantique flute solo
Polonaise in A major (1809)

Friedrich Dülon (1768 - 1826)
Duo for two flutes in G-major Op.5
Allegro - Adagio - Menuetto Allegro - Trio - Coda



Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
From Duo for 2 violas F.61 in G-major (ca.1775)

Jacob van Eyck (c. 1590 - 1657)
Renaissance flute solo
“Engels Nachtegaeltje” from “Der Fluyten Lust-hof” (1644)

 Michel De la Barre (ca.1675-1745)
Suite for two flutes in E-major (1714)
Prelude - Allemande - Gavotte - Fugue

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) 
Duet for two flutes in e-minor (1752)
Allegro - Andante - Vivace


Program - 7 Kaleidoscope plus one - with Violoncello

C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
From “12 small pieces” Wq 81
Polonoise - Presto

C.J. Lidarti (1730- after 1793)
Trio no.6 d-minor
Adagio di molto - Allegro - Minuetto


C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
From “12 small pieces” Wq 81
Menuet - Menuet  

J.C. Bach (1735-1782)
Trio C-major
Allegretto - Adagio - Allegro


J. Haydn (1732-1809)
Trio no.1 C-major Hob IV-1
Allegro moderato - Andante - Finale Vivace

F. Devienne (1759-1803)
Trio no.3 F-major Op.77
Allegro Risoluto - Aria con Variationi


C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
From “12 small pieces” Wq 81
Allegro - Allegro

C. Stamitz (1745-1801)
Trio G-major
Allegro moderato - Andante - Rondo Allegretto


Program - 8 Kaleidoscope plus one - with Bassoon

Trio no.1 D-major

 Allegro - Andante

F.A. Hoffmeister (1754-1812)

Trio No.2 e-minor

 Siciliano poco Adagio - Rondo

F. Devienne (1759-1803)

Sonata a tre G-major

 Andantino - Menuett

J.I. Clauseck (fl.1755)

 Trio no.2 g-minor

 Allegro affectuoso - Presto

G.M.G. Cambini (1746-1825)

Trio no.1 G-major

 Allegro molto - Rondo Allegretto

F. Devienne (1759-1803)