Biography of Leonardo de Lorenzo (1875-1962)

29.08.1875
Born in Viggiano (Southern Italy)
1883
Start of ernest flute studies with Giacomo Nigro
lots of compositions, pedagogical works and the book Complete Story of the Flute (about 500 pages) including very detailed biographies of important flutists.
1892
Move to America, living from odd jobs, for example playing in a 4-man-band
1896
Return to military services, playing in a military band in Alessandria (Piemont) in Italy, casually playing for the cities opera orchestra
1897
Journeys to Egypt, Southern Africa, Britain and France
1899
Flutist of a Kapstadt orchestra and friendship with Edward de Jong and with John Lemmoné
1903
Change to the Böhm flute, but playe a wooden flute for all his live.
1907
Belated flute diploma in Naples after studies with De Nardis
03.11.1909
Arrives again in USA
1910
First flutist of New York Symphony Orchestra (together with Barrère, playing also under Mahler.
1914
For five years changing to the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
04.02.1917
The Los Angeles Flute Club plays a musical to honor him and makes him their first Honorary Member.
1919
Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra
1920
Solo flutist of Los Angeles Philharmonic
1923
Teacher of Eastman School Rochester and solo flutist of Rochester Philharmony
1935
Retires and returns to California
28.06.1935
Premiere of the Divertimento flautistico for five flutes at the Eastman School of Music on the occassiion of his leave taking
1947
Completes his book My Complete Story of the Flute
1951
Publication of the book
25.10.1953
Gives all his notes to the University of Southern California
1953
Honorary doctorate of the Washington International Academy of Rome and godfather for the newly formed flute club in Milan
1954
The first addendum to the book is published
29.08.1955
The Los Angeles Flute Club organises a concert with his compositions for his 80th birthday
1955
The second addendum is published
1957
Third addendum to the book
29.07.1962
Dies in Santa Barbara

Sheet music for flute:

9 Grosse Künstlerstudien (Etüde)
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(flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 12430
Rating: difficult


Capriccio - for 4 Flutes op. 82, No. 3
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(4 flutes)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro vivo - Moderato - Adagio - Allegro moderato e scherzando
Only parts, no score.


Due Divertimenti brillanti op. 24, 29 (F-Dur, A-Dur)
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
Zimmermann, 11491
Rating: difficult
  1. Divertimento (Allegro brillante)
  2. Divertimento (Allegro con spirito)
Regrettably no score.
Sounds a bit like Italian opera. I liked it very much. It would be quite a lot of work to get it properly running for example for a concert.


I Seguaci di pan - (Die Jünger Pans) Capriccio fantastico Op. 32
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(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 32450
Rating: very difficult
  1. Allegro energico
  2. Andante mosso
Parts and score
First edition in 1930.


Il Non plus ultra del Flautista - 18 Capricci per Flauto op. 34 (Etüde)
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(flute)
Zimmermann, ZM 10010
Rating: difficult
  1. Übungen
  2. Wie im Zeitmaß eines Perpetuum Mobile
  3. Trauergesang
  4. Chromatische Fantasie
  5. Übergänge in verschiedene Tonarten
  6. Andantino placido
  7. Burlesk
  8. Fantastisches Solo
  9. Der unverbesserliche Schelm
  10. Auf dem Lande
  11. Adagio patetico
  12. Grillenfängerei
  13. Eine verzwickte Geschichte
  14. Allegro di "Concerto drammatico"
  15. Abkürzungen
  16. Gegenbewegung und Präludium
  17. Futuristischer Traum
  18. Der schiefgeratene Capriccio


Il Pastorello Polacco op. 68 (g-moll)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro alla Polacca - Andante cantabile - Allegro amabile - Andante cantabile - Coda - Piu presto
Virtuosic


Improvviso op. 72 (B-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Lento a piacere
  2. Allegro moderato
  3. Lento a piacere


Pizzica-Pizzica - Saltarello op. 37/27
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(flute (clarinet), piano)
Zimmermann, ZM 34030
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Pizzica- Pizzica (Prestissimo)
  2. Saltarello (Presto)


Trio Eccentrico op. 76
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
Rating: difficult
Very difficult for all parts. Unfortunately no score and very modern.


CDs with/from Leonardo de Lorenzo

Banff Centre Residents, Sofia Bugayan, Julia Ito, Krzysztof Kaczka, Orchestre de Chambre Henri Bonamy, Ingo Quast, Perry Schack, Eugene Skeef
jpc
    André Jolivet: Concerto pour flute et orchestre à cordes:
  1. Andante cantabile, Allegro scherzando (06:29:00)
  2. Largo. Allegro risoluto (06:58:00)
  3. Tadeusz Szeligowski: Sonata for flute and piano:
  4. Allegro moderato (04:49:00)
  5. Andante cantabile (03:23:00)
  6. Allegro con brio (02:12:00)
  7. Molto vivace (03:55:00)
  8. Sergej Prokofjew: Sonata for flute and piano Op. 94:
  9. Moderato (05:58:00)
  10. Scherzo (04:48:00)
  11. Andante (03:11:00)
  12. Allegro con brio (06:10:00)
  13. Henri Dutilleux: Sonatina for flute and piano (08:43:00)
  14. Cristobal Halffter: Debla for flute alone (09:35:00)
  15. Antonio Vivaldi: Siciliano from Sonata in G minor Op. 13 No. 6 (01:23:00)
  16. Leonardo de Lorenzo: Capriccio XVII "Sogno futuristico" dal "Non plus ultra del flautista" op. 34 per flauto solo (04:38:00)
  17. Eugene Skeef: African Renaissance (04:18:00)
  18. Johann Sebastian Bach: Preludio BWV 997 (03:23:00)

Literature von/über Leonardo de Lorenzo

Last edit 04.02.2014