French oboist, Louis Bleuzet (1874-1941) studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won first prize for Oboe. Being a virtuoso of the instrument himself, his The Technique of the Oboe is very well-informed.
Bleuzet's career saw him become soloist at the Paris Opera as well as a professor of the Oboe at the Paris Conservatoire. Published in 1937, The Technique of the Oboe was compiled by the composer toward the end of his life. The second volume gives focus to scales in thirds and fourths, mechanical exercises, whole tone scales and the chromatic scale. With detailed instruction in English, French and German, this Bleuzet study book is highly versatile and essential to the progression of all oboist's technique.