Portrait Charmant, by Raphael Dressler
Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music
Part for Flute or Violin and Piano Score, PDF $3.00
Raphael Dressler (1784-1835) was a well-known Austrian flutist and composer. He wrote more than 100 compositions for flute and published a popular flute method book, New and Complete Instructions for the Flute. His career included a position as first flutist in the Kärntnerthor Theater orchestra in Vienna and many years as a teacher and performer in London. Dressler's Portrait Charmant is the fifth of his Douze Thèmes Favoris pour Pianoforte et Flûte (ou Violon). The piece is a short work, simple yet indeed charming, and playable by flutists (or violinists) and pianists of many skill levels. A favorite of ours, Portrait Charmant can also be played effectively as a solo work for flute or violin alone.
Piano score, 3 pages; Flute or Violin part, 1 page; Total, 8 pages.