Variations on an the irish folksong «The last rose of summer», op. 105
Hardly any other composer of the 19th Century wrote so much and yet such high quality music for the flute. About a quarter of his oeuvre is dedicated to the flute. In 1825, when Friedrich Kuhlau visited Beethoven, he was welcomed by a musical canon, in the form of a pun on his name: Kühl not lau (cool not lukewarm). And to have even more fun on this occasion, Beethoven built this melody around the famous B-A-C-H motif. The melody of the song "The Last Rose" also inspired Ludwig van Beethoven to a small set of variations for the same setting.
Harp: Anne-Sophie Vrignaud