Year of composition
The Sonatina para flauta y piano is configured following the traditional triptych of movements: fast – slow – fast. The first of them, Preludio (Prelude), is inspired by the concept of baroque prelude as a preambular piece that affects a technical difficulty, hence its writing in the form of perpetual movement. However, the discourse is not without expressiveness thanks to the chromatic harmony arranged on a tonal base. The Nana, second movement, is a lullaby on a soft habanera rhythm, in which the flute whispers a tender melody that runs through the sonorities of its medium-low register.
The link to the world of jazz is evident in the title of the last movement, (Riff), vertebrate for a recurring reason, that exposes the flute in the first bar. In this movement, basic elements of the jazz language appear (syncopations, polyrhythms, improvisation, etc.). In accordance with these parameters, its harmonic writing is much more dissonant than that of the previous two movements.
The work was premiered by professors Inma Fraile Castellano (Flute) and Cristina de Juan Segovia (Piano) on April 26, 2022, at the Orfeao de Leiria – Conservatory of Arts (Portugal), in a concert framed in the CREAsmus project, carried out by the Professional Conservatory of Music of Llíria.