French flautist, Marcel Moyse (1889-1984) studied at the Paris Conservatoire before becoming a renowned performer on the instrument. He was also responsible for training a brilliant generation of Flute players and his experiences and expertise combined have informed his adaption of Berbiguier's Grandes Études Caracteristiques.
With notes in French, English, German and Japanese, Moyse's revisions to the studies are made accessible and versatile. Focus is given to fingering, phrasing, tempo, breath control, articulation, intervals, range, and ornamentation, amongst other musical aspects. Berbiguier's Grandes Études Caracteristiques for Flute is essential to the technical progress of advanced flautists.