Taffanel Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon for Flute and Piano


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Taffanel Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon for Flute and Piano

Taffanel Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon for Flute and Piano

Editor Philippe Bernold

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 Bernold

Philippe Bernold began his musical studies in Colmar, France, studying the flute and later composition and conducting under René Matter. He then attended the Paris Conservatory, where he earned the First prize in flute. At the age of 23, Bernold became Principal flute of the National Opera Orchestra of Lyon.  In 1987, he won First Prize in the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition in Paris.

This award launched his solo career, performing with renowned artists and orchestras worldwide, including M. Rostropovich, R. Capuçon, G. Opitz, A. Tharaud with the Paris Orchestra, Manchester Halle Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, National Orchestra of Lyon, Tokyo and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra.

Philippe Bernold is now a Professor of Chamber Music and flute at the Paris Conservatoire.

He has written flute methods including:

Embouchure technique La Technique d’embouchure
The Wind, the Sound Le souffle, le son
Pronunciation La pronunciation


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