Arnold, Malcolm – Concerto No. 1 for Flute and Strings
Malcolm Arnold’s Concerto No 1 For Flute And Strings (1954) is a work of high energy and quickly shifting tonalities, pointed with dissonances and overlaid with flowing lines of the Flute alternating with skittering flurries in both Flute and Strings. The demands are the Flute soloist are virtuosic. Malcolm Arnold was a British composer who earned an international reputation both as a composer of serious works, including nine symphonies, and as a composer of light music. He composed more than one hundred film scores, among them the Oscar-winning music for The Bridge on the River Kwai, the award-winning music for The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, Whistle Down the Wind and Hobson’s Choice.