Grand Characteristic Studies
Composed by B.T. Berbiguier
Entirely revised, corrected, and annotated by Marcel Moyse
Published by Alphonse Leduc
French flautist, Marcel Moyse (1889-1984) studied at the Paris Conservatoire before becoming a renowned performer on the instrument. He was also responsible for training a brilliant generation of flute players and his experiences and expertise combined have informed his adaption of Berbiguier's Grand Characteristic Studies. With notes in French, English, German and Japanese, Moyse's revisions to the studies are made accessible and versatile. Focus is given to fingering, phrasing, tempo, breath control, articulation, intervals, range, and ornamentation, amongst other musical aspects. Berbiguier's Grand Characteristic Studies for Flute is essential to the technical progress of advanced flautists.