The composer's note: The Duo for Flute and Piano (1961) was composed in Berlin while I was a student at the Hochschule für Musik. It was written for the flutist Neal Zaslaw, who gave its first performance, with Juliette Arnold, at the Brooklyn Museum on August 20, 1961. For many years the manuscript was lost. The revival of the piece, from a copy whose origins are obscure, was effected by Fenwick Smith and Randall Hodgkinson, and the second life of the piece owes much to their advocacy.