Biography of Jean-Louis Tulou (1786-1865)

12.09.1786
Born in Paris being son of a bassoonist, who had a lectorship at the conservatory and bassoonist at the Paris Opera.
Student of Johann Georg Wunderlich. At the age of 15 already said to be the best flutist of whole France.
1796
Start of studies at the conservatory with Wunderlich.
1799
Second price at the conservatory
1801
First price of the conservatory
1803
Premier flutist of the Grand Opera in Paris (might also have been 1804)
1813
Successor of Wunderlich in the role of the director of Grand Opera
1816
Professorship at Paris conservatory
1817
Concert tour to London with little success as his stile did not suite the Britains (same again in 1824 and 1829)
1822
End of his working at the Grand Opera due to political reasons.
1829
Working again for the Grand Opera and teaching at the conservatory. Among his students were Altes, Demerssemann, Walckiers, Dorus and Gordon.
Tulou is mentioned in the Novel Les secrets de la Princesse de Cadignan by Balzac
1831
Start of a flute production with Nonon
1851
Publication of his flute method
1856
Retirement and move to Nantes
1860
Knight of the honory legion
He played on a four key flute and disliked the innovations of Böhms for all his live. One of his instruments is part of a exhibition at the conservatory in Paris.
24.07.1865
Dies in Nantes

Sheet music for flute:

3 Grand Duos Op. 72
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(2 flutes)
  1. 1. Duett (Allegro moderato - Rondo (Allegro appassionato))
  2. 2. Duett (Allegro moderato - Rondo (Allegro))
  3. 3. Duett (Allegro moderato nobile - Air with variations - Polacca (Leggiero))
Not so easy but beautiful. Two parts, no score.


Trio op. 24 (Es-Dur)
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(3 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 2370
Rating: difficult
  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo
Parts, no score.


CDs with/from Jean-Louis Tulou

Clifford Benson, Trevor Wye
Flute Recital
  1. Jean-Louis Tulou: Fantasie on a Theme of Caraffa (06:50:00)
  2. Jean Sibelius: Scaramouche (03:18:00)
  3. Jean Sibelius: Rondino (01:54:00)
  4. Pietro Domenico Paradies: Sicilienne (02:17:00)
  5. Crips: Rondinello (04:00:00)
  6. Albert von Sachsen-Coburg: Melody in F (01:56:00)
  7. Frederick Chopin: Minute Waltz (01:39:00)
  8. Franz Liszt: Consolation No. 3 (04:20:00)
  9. Cecil Chaminade: Automne (06:10:00)
  10. N. N.: Camino Pelao (01:11:00)
  11. N. N.: Junana (02:04:00)
  12. N. N.: El Cameleon (02:41:00)
  13. N. N.: Estilo (01:36:00)
  14. Narcís Bonet: La Partida (02:01:00)
  15. N. N.: El Frutero (02:13:00)
  16. Angel E. Lasala: Cielito (01:38:00)
  17. N. N.: Sol en Merengue (02:26:00)
  18. N. N.: El quitapesares (02:16:00)
Jean-Louis Tulou et ses élèves (2011)
la flûte romantique à Paris
jpc
  1. Jules Demersseman: Petite fantaisie poètique (04:18:00)
  2. Jules Demersseman: Boléro (02:40:00)
  3. Jules Demersseman: Deuxième Sonate op. 23:
  4. Allegro vivace (06:20:00)
  5. Andante (05:33:00)
  6. Scherzo final (05:01:00)
  7. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Donjon: Le chang du vent (02:08:00)
  8. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Donjon: Elégie - Etude (02:58:00)
  9. Jean-Louis Tulou: Duo concertant op. 72:
  10. Allegro moderato (09:00:00)
  11. Allegro appassionato (08:05:00)
  12. Jean-Louis Tulou: Le café du roi (09:33:00)
  13. Jules Demersseman: Hommage á Tulou (10:31:00)
  14. Jean-Louis Tulou: Cavatine de la Zelmira (12:15:00)

Literature von/über Jean-Louis Tulou

Last edit 29.01.2020