French composer, Henri Büsser entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1889. He won the 1893 Prix de Rome and led a highly successful career as a composer, conductor, teacher and organist. His compositions for a variety of instruments are exceptional, Andalucia for Flute and Piano being no exception.
As reflected in Andalucia, which is named after the popular Spanish area of the same name, Büsser's compositional style was sophisticated, yet true to the 19th century French tradition. Elements of Andalucia include, chromaticism, exploitation of tonality, complex rhythms and semiquaver flourishes, amongst other aspects. For all advanced Flute players, Büsser's Andalucia is essential to a varied repertoire.