Taffanel Claude Paul
Danzi, Franz Ignaz
Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard
Doppler, Albert Franz
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard
Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten
Taffanel, Claude Paul
Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert
Fantasia on the theme of C.M.Weber's "Der Freischütz"
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.
Kuang-Hao Huang (piano), 2010, Cedille / Naxos
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.