Francois Borne: Carmen Fantasy for flute and piano
Music for flute and piano
Boris Bizjak / Yoko Misumi
F. Borne: "Carmen" Fantasy for Flute and Piano on themes from Bizet's "Carmen" [10:58]
François Borne (1840–1920), sometimes spelled Bourne, was a French flautist playing with the orchestra of Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, composer and professor at "Conservatoire de Musique de Toulouse" (High School for Music in Toulouse). He is recognized for technical improvements to the flute. Furthermore, he is remembered today for his composition Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet's Carmen which is a staple of the Romantic flute repertoire.
In this recording the flute virtuosity of this piece is displayed by Boris Bizjak accompanied with Yoko Misumi on piano.