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RE: An embarrassment of riches indeed!

It has always been well-known that Franck considered the sonata playable by the flute and cello as well as the violin, though I didn't know about the piano four hands option. Of course, there is a good chance this was his publisher's idea in order to make the sheet music more popular. IMO it is far more successful on the violin than on the flute or even the cello, though it is routinely performed by flutists.

In contrast, the Prokofiev Op. 94 sonata was definitely written for the flute only, and only later adapted by Prokofiev for the violin at the request of David Oistrakh.

The Richard Strauss Op. 18 violin sonata is IMO far more successful played by the flute than the Franck sonata. Have you played that one, Chris? Good stuff.

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