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Biography of Louis Drouet (1792-1873): biography, sheet music, recordings, weblinks and literature

Biography of Louis Drouet (1792-1873)

Born in Amsterdam, son of a french barber on the run
A customer of his father bestowed a flute on him on which he learned to play autodidactically
Student of Mehul and Reicha
First concert at Paris conservatory
Flute teacher of king Ludwig of the Netherlands
Invitation to Paris where he was lavished with presents and honorations. He becomes Imperail court flutist
First journey to England
Foundation of a flute factory in London, which will only last one year.
General manager of the Royal theatres in Naples, being successor of Rossini
Return to England together with his friend Felix Mendelssohn
The method Methode pour la Flûte is published
Return to Paris
Band master in Coburg
Appointment as band master with Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha
Journey to America, where he had first contact to the new Böhmflute, by which he was totally impressed though he did not change the system himself
Most famous for his extraordinary fast fingers and tongue he was called the Paganini of flute. He changed never to the flute made by Böhm but stayed with his eight-key-instrument.
Among his students were Gordon and Popp.
Dies in Bern (maybe 08.09.1873).

Sheet music for flute:

Grande Sonate (G-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(flute, piano)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro risoluto
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo Allegretto
There is a total play time for this piece of 25 minutes given.

Trois Fantaisies - 3ème fantaisie 39 (C-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(flute, piano)
Editions Musicales Transatlantiques, E. M. T. 1584
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Adagio
  2. Polacca
  3. Andantino

Literature von/über Louis Drouet

Last edit 27.10.2012