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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The first is attributed to W. Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the Premium trial. 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. Drouet; it must be heard to be appreciated.

He was born in Amsterdam, to a French refugee father and a Dutch mother. He did not wish to become stagnant in one place and insisted on the persona of a travelling player. flutee

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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 drouey been manifest to the most cursory observer. 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.

By the age of 16 he was the official flutist for the King of Holland and became a success in Paris shortly thereafter. Into an early retirement, Mendelssohn persuaded Drouet to tour once again.


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, droueg it seems the very essence of tone, without a cloud or particle of alloy in its composition.

To play this content, you’ll need the Spotify app. Probably these were pillars of silver, and not crystal in the sunshine.

Drouet went to London where he was met with great admiration primarily for his technical merit. Rockstro’s Treatise on the Flute ofwhere I found them.

He was using a French flute at that time. You look like someone who appreciates good music.

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The second quote is from the Quarterly Musical Magazine. 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. In the preface to the introduction of the English edition of his Method, Drouet recommends that the beginner commence “at once with an eight-keyed instrument”, rather than starting with a one or a four-keyed flute.

The comments are reprinted in R.

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

His method of 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.

Get Spotify Open Spotify. 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. 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 purpose of giving brilliancy to the upper notes, on the display of which, he manifestly rested the principal attraction of his performance.


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. Following are two English commentaries of the playing of Louis Drouet — Listen to Louis Drouet now.

We – and our partners – use cookies to deliver our services and to show you ads based on your interests. 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.

Both comments refer, I believe, to Drouet’s performances in London in His virtuosity preceded him. This gave a monotonous effect to all he did. A French flute player who studied composition with Ddouet and Reicha. His execution is the very beau ideal of perfection, it is quite miraculous.