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17 Daily Exercises by P. Taffanel (with Ph. Gaubert)Also known as: 17 Big Daily Finger Exercises/17 Grands Exercises Jounaliers de Mecanisme/17 Grosse Tagliche Mechanik-Uenungen fur Floete/17 Grandes Ejercicios Diarios de Mechanismo para Flauta
French flutist and composer Paul Taffanel's playing, contribututions to flute music and his influence as a teacher are legendary. Philippe Gaubert, Taffanel's student, composed operas, ballets, songs, orchestral and chamber music, including numerous pieces for the flute. After Taffanel's death, Gaubert succeeded him as professor of flute at the Paris Conservatory. Taffanel's standard turtorial work for the French school of flute playing, the Methode complete de flute, was written over years of collaboration with Gaubert. Gaubert finished and published the work after Taffanel's death.