Biography of Jean-Louis Tulou (1786-1865)

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.
Start of studies at the conservatory with Wunderlich.
Second price at the conservatory
First price of the conservatory
Premier flutist of the Grand Opera in Paris (might also have been 1804)
Successor of Wunderlich in the role of the director of Grand Opera
Concert tour to London with little success as his stile did not suite the Britains (same again in 1824 and 1829)
End of his working at the Grand Opera due to political reasons.
Working again for the Grand Opera and teaching at the conservatory. Among his students were Altes, Demerssemann, Walckiers, Dorus and Gordon.
Start of a flute production with Nonon
Knight of the honory legion
Retirement and move to Nantes
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.
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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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. Narcis 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)

Literature von/über Jean-Louis Tulou

Last edit 31.03.2012