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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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. Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the Premium trial. The descriptions 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.

Drouet; it must be heard to be appreciated. By the age of 16 he was the official flutist for the King of Holland and became a success in Paris shortly thereafter. 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.

Both comments refer, I believe, to Drouet’s performances in London in You look like someone who appreciates good music. 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. His intonation was perfect, but there was no volume of tone, and the absence 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 method of articulation, though resembling droeut, 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. This gave a monotonous effect to all he did. We – and our partners – use cookies to deliver our services and to show you ads based on your interests.

His virtuosity preceded him. Drouet went to London where he was met with great admiration primarily for his technical merit. The first is attributed to W.

Probably these were pillars of silver, and not crystal in the sunshine. His execution is the very beau ideal of perfection, it is quite miraculous.

Catalog Record: 25 studies for the flute : including Étude | Hathi Trust Digital Library

Following are two English commentaries of the playing of Louis Drouet — 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. A French flute player who studied composition with Mehul and Reicha. He did not wish to become stagnant in one place and insisted on the persona of a travelling player.

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 droyet embouchure, as well fluye the bore of his flute, was made exceedingly small for the purpose of giving brilliancy to the upper notes, on the display of which, he manifestly rested the principal attraction of his performance.


He was born in Amsterdam, to a French refugee father and a Dutch mother. In the preface to the introduction of the English edition of his Droiet, Drouet recommends that the beginner commence “at once with an fute instrument”, rather than starting with a one or a four-keyed flute.

72 Studies for the Boehm Flute (Drouet, Louis François Philippe)

Into an early retirement, Mendelssohn persuaded Drpuet to tour once again. 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.

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. Listen to Louis Drouet now.

Louis Francois Philippe Drouet – 25 Studies for flute

Get Spotify Open Spotify. To play this content, you’ll need the Spotify app. He was using a French flute at that time. This construction of the instrument, however, totally destroyed all its lower rich, mellow tones, and deprived the performer of those contrasts which are so important. The comments are reprinted in R.

The second quote is from the Quarterly Musical Magazine.