Category:Drouet, Louis François Philippe Alternative Names/Transliterations: Louis Drouet, Philip Drouet, L. Drouet. = S. 72 Studies for the Boehm Flute. Free printable flute sheet music and accompaniment tracks for pieces by Louis Drouet. This sextuplet-based study is taken from the fourth part of the Méthode pour la flûte by French Romantic flutist and composer Louis Drouet.

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His amazing facility in rapid passages concealed these defects, but we are fully persuaded that had he performed an adagio in a flat key, the imperfections would have been manifest to the most cursory observer.

Following are two English commentaries of the playing of Louis Drouet — The flutw match some of my ideas of the sound and characteristics of French simple system flutes, and the second review conveys a perhaps more typical English opinion of these flutes. He was born in Amsterdam, to a French refugee father and a Dutch mother. Drouet’s talents as a performer deservedly received the most brilliant applause on his arrival in this country, but it could not escape the attention of the intelligent observer that the embouchure, as well as the bore of his flute, was made exceedingly small for the drouett of giving brilliancy to the upper notes, on the display of which, he manifestly rested the principal attraction of his performance.

His method flutte articulation, though resembling double-tongueing, was not really so, but was some modification peculiar to himself, which gave him the power of the most brilliant, distinct and rapid execution that can be conceived, and to which he seemed to think every other excellence worthily sacrificed.


The delight, and we may add, the astonishment with which his first performance was heard, was diminished at the second or third, and at length a talent so calculated to excite admiration was regarded with indifference. Get Spotify Open Spotify.

Category:Drouet, Louis François Philippe

We – and our partners – use cookies to deliver our services and to show you ads based on your interests. He was using a French flute at that time. In the preface to the introduction of the English edition of his Method, Drouet recommends that vrouet beginner commence “at once with an eight-keyed instrument”, rather than starting with droueet one or a four-keyed flute.

The comments are reprinted in R. The second quote is from the Quarterly Musical Magazine.

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Listen to Louis Drouet now. By the manner in which he executed his passages, one would be inclined to think that he had originally practised on a one-keyed flute, for in slow execution the defects of his fingering were very perceptible. Drouet went to London where he was met with great admiration primarily for his technical merit.

The first is attributed to W. You look like someone who appreciates good music. A French flute player who studied composition with Mehul and Reicha. By the age of 16 he was the official flutist for the King of Holland and became a success in Paris shortly thereafter. Rockstro’s Treatise on the Flute ofwhere I found them. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.

To play this content, you’ll need the Spotify app. Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the Premium trial. Into an early retirement, Mendelssohn persuaded Drouet to tour once again.


Louis Drouet – Wikipedia

Both comments refer, I believe, to Drouet’s performances in London in This construction of the instrument, however, totally destroyed all its lower rich, mellow tones, and deprived the performer of those contrasts which are fulte important.

He did not wish to become stagnant in one place and insisted on the persona of a travelling player.

His virtuosity preceded him. His execution is flutw very beau ideal of perfection, it is quite miraculous. His intonation was perfect, but there was no volume of tone, and the dlute of the richer tones of the flute rendered him unable to play an adagio with anything like the effect which such a movement requires.

His compositions were of no great musical import but his “Cent etudes pour la flute” studies for the flute was reprinted several times for its use toward potential virtuosity.

If tone were visible to the eye, we would liken that which he produces to pillars of crystal in the sunshine, so clear, so transparent, so brilliant, and so solid withal, that it seems the very essence of tone, without a cloud or particle of alloy in its composition.

Probably these were pillars of silver, and not crystal in the sunshine. This gave a monotonous effect to all he did.

Drouet; it must be heard to be appreciated.