Taffanel and Gaubert Methode Complete de Flute 1-Paperback


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Taffanel and Gaubert Methode Complete de Flute 1-Paperback

Taffanel and Gaubert Methode Complete de Flute 1-Paperback

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This renowned flute method is written by distinguished French flautists, Paul Taffanel & Phillipe Gaubert. Here they combine their outstanding expertise in the field of flute playing, providing an essential and well-informed aid to flute studies, packed full of technical exercises.

Complete Method of the Flute (Volume 1)

This volume addresses a huge number of musical elements, including tone, articulation, syncopation, key signatures, scales, breath control, ornamentation and tonguing, amongst many other aspects.

Paul Taffanel

French composer and renowned flautist, Paul Taffanel studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Vincent Dorus, graduating in 1860. He built a dazzling career as a solo flautist and orchestral player and was regarded as one of the foremost flute players of his generation. In addition to his flute-playing career, Taffanel also conducted the Paris Opera and The Société des Concerts du Conservatoire.

Regarded as the founder of the French Flute School, Taffanel revised the Paris Conservatoire’s repertoire and teaching methods when he became Professor of Flute at the Conservatoire in 1893. His pupils learnt to play in a new, smoother style with a light and carefully controlled vibrato.

Taffanel composed an array of music for flute including Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino,  Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon, Fantasy on ‘Der Freischütz (after von Weber), Fantaisie sur Françoise de Rimini, for flute & piano (after Ambroise Thomas), Fantaisie sur Jean de Nivelle, for flute & piano (after Léo Delibes) and Fantaisie sur Les Indes Galantes, for flute & piano (after J.P. Rameau).


Philippe Gaubert

French musician, Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941) was a distinguished flautist, respected conductor, and composer, primarily for the flute. He held a prominent career as a flautist with the Paris Opéra. He later established himself as a Professor of flute at the Conservatoire de Paris (professor of Marcel Moyse), Principal conductor of the Paris Opéra and Principal conductor of the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire.

Gaubert composed an array of music for flute including three sonatas, Madrigal, Divertissement Grec, Sonatina, Berceuse, Deux Esquisses, Two Romances, Sur L’Eau, Suite, Nocturne and Allegro Scherzando, Fantasie and Ballade. The latter three pieces were used for the annual Paris Conservatoire Concours.


Philippe Gaubert (YouTube)

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