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Flutists and flautists: biography, notable interpretations.

Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.

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Rampal, Jean-Pierre

Rampal, Jean-Pierre

Jean-Pierre Rampal was a French flutist who had greatly contributed to acknowledgement of flute as a solo instrument in orchestra concerts.
He studied flute at the Paris Conservatory with Gaston Crunelle and gained recognition by winning the prestigious Paris Conservatory competition with performance of Le chant de Linos by Jolivet.
He held the principal flute position at the Paris Opéra (1956-1962) and was the founding member of French Wind Quintet and Baroque Ensemble of Paris. Gradually he gained popularity as a soloist by making numerous recordings. His virtuosity combined with smooth and articulate tone and authentic approach to Baroque music made him very popular. Many composers dedicated works for him, including André Jolivet and Francis Poulenc. Rampal was known for his philosophical approach to life and music: beautiful sonority, musicality, kindness, and humanity.

Bach J.S. Sonata in E Major for transverse flute and basso continuo (BWV 1035)

Telemann G.P. Suite for flute and strings in A minor (TWV TWV 55: a2)

Telemann G.P. Suite for flute and strings in A minor (TWV TWV 55: a2)

Telemann G.P. Suite for flute and strings in A minor (TWV TWV 55: a2)

Telemann G.P. Suite for flute and strings in A minor (TWV TWV 55: a2)

Telemann G.P. Suite for flute and strings in A minor (TWV TWV 55: a2)

Telemann G.P. Suite for flute and strings in A minor (TWV TWV 55: a2)

Telemann G.P. Suite for flute and strings in A minor (TWV TWV 55: a2)

Bach C.P.E. Concerto in D minor for flute and keyboard (Wq. 22, H 426)

Bach J.S. Sonata in B minor for transverse flute and obbligato harpsichord (BWV 1030)

Rivier J. Concerto for flute and strings

Bach J.S. Sonata in E Major for transverse flute and basso continuo (BWV 1035)

Bach J.S. Sonata in E Major for transverse flute and basso continuo (BWV 1035)

Bach J.S. Sonata in E Major for transverse flute and basso continuo (BWV 1035)

Bach J.S. Sonata in E-flat Major for flute and harpsichord (BWV 1031)

Telemann G.P. Fantasia No 11 for solo flute in G Major (TWV 40:12)

Jolivet A. Concerto for flute and orchestra

Bolling C. Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

Bernstein L. Ḥalil: Nocturne for Solo Flute, String orchestra and Percussion

Rosetti F.A. Concerto for flute and orchestra No 2 in D Major

Devienne F. Concerto No 2 in D Major for flute and orchestra

Devienne F. Concerto No 2 in D Major for flute and orchestra

Devienne F. Concerto No 8 in G Major for flute and orchestra

Grétry A.M. Concerto for flute, two horns and string orchestra in C Major

Mozart W.A. Concerto for flute and orchestra in D Major, No 2 (K 314/285d)

Mozart W.A. Concerto for flute and orchestra in D Major, No 2 (K 314/285d)

Mozart W.A. Concerto for flute and orchestra in D Major, No 2 (K 314/285d)

Mozart W.A. Rondo for flute and orchestra in D Major (K 373)

Romberg B. Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 17

Devienne F. Concerto No 2 in D Major for flute and orchestra

Stamitz A. Concerto for flute, strings and continuo in D Major (GroF 127)

Stamitz A. Concerto for flute, strings and continuo in D Major (GroF 127)

Stamitz A. Concerto for flute, strings and continuo in D Major (GroF 127)

Borne F. Carmen Fantasy for Flute and orchestra

Mercadante S. Concerto for flute and string orchestra No 2 in E minor (Op 57)

Bartók B. Suite Paysanne Hongroise for Flute and Piano

Feld J. Concerto for flute and piano

Françaix J. Divertimento for flute and piano