Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Andante Pastoral - Jean Ferrandis

Last fall, we had the chance to speak with Powell Artist Jean Ferrandis, who at the time was in his second year on faculty at California State University, Fullerton.  If you didn't have a chance to see our this post, it's here on the Teach Flute blog archive at  Now in his third year at Cal State, he enjoys a a balance of teaching and performing both in the U.S. and around the world. 

Claude-Paul Taffanel's Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino is one of the great standards of flute repertoire.  How should one interpret the work as a performer?  Mr. Ferrandis helps answer this question in one of his recent Cal State masterclasses.  His discussion and performance examples highlight one particularly pivotal pitch in this section of the piece...  Which note could that be?  Find out in a video of his masterclass at

For more information on Jean Ferrandis, visit his Powell artist profile page at and his personal website at

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