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20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Taffanel Claude Paul

Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

Chopin, Frédéric

Danzi, Franz Ignaz

Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard

Donizetti, Gaetano

Donjon, Johannes

Doppler, Albert Franz

Fauré, Gabriel

Frühling, Carl

Ganne, Louis

Godard, Benjamin

Grandval, Clémence

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Mendelssohn, Felix

Mercadante, Saverio

Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard

Mouquet, Jules

Périlhou, Albert

Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Schubert, Franz

Schumann, Robert

Sibelius, Jean

Strauss, Richard

Taffanel, Claude Paul

Tulou, Jean-Louis

Wagner, Siegfried

Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Fantasia on the theme of C.M.Weber's "Der Freischütz"

By Taffanel Claude Paul

P. Taffanel: Fantasia on the theme of C. M. Weber's "Der Freischütz" (The Marksman) was composed in 1878 and is one of the five fantasies composed on the themes of 19th century operas.

Mathieu Dufour

Kuang-Hao Huang (piano), 2010, Cedille / Naxos


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Taffanel Claude Paul

Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) was a French flutist, conductor and teacher. As Professor of flute at the Paris Conservatory, he profoundly changed teaching methodology and greatly influenced flute repertoire.
The  founder of the French Flute School, advocating tone quality and vibrato, fully taking advantage of technical capabilities of T. Boehm's modern flute, inspiring his students to play in a new, more subtle way with light vibrato (discouraging use of vibrato when playing early music, though), he completely changed the way how masterclasses were held, focusing attention to individual student. His legacy and impact on flute continue through his method book for flute 17 Grands exercices journaliers de mécanisme which was finished by his students L. Fleury and P. Gaubert after his death.