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.
“From two of the most prolific flautists of all time, Claude-Paul Taffanel and Philippe Gaubert's Méthode Complète de Flûte provides an essential and well-informed aid to Flute studies. With notes in French, English, German and Spanish, this volume is highly accessible and versatile. The first volume of Méthode Complète de Flûte addresses a huge number of musical elements, including tone, articulation, syncopation, key signatures, scales, breath control, ornaments and tonguing, among many other aspects. Having been outstanding performers on the Flute, as well as providing significant contributions to teaching of the instrument, the pair saw the need for their detailed Méthode Complète de Flûte, compiling it with their combined, invaluable expertise. Considering that two great names are associated, and that the compilation is packed full of technical exercises, this study book makes for an irresistable purchase for aspiring flautists.”
This volume includes parts one through part three. Softcover edition,
The second volume includes parts four through part eight.
See attached contents document.