Jean-pierre rampal - antonio vivaldi vivaldi the great flute concertos


She has recorded the literature for flute quartet (Global, Spain 1999), and literature for flute and piano “La flauta Romàntica” (Solfa Recordings, Spain, 2010).

The Lotos Club issues a Medal of Merit; previous recipients include general David Petraeus , scientist James D. Watson , flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal , and puppeteer Bil Baird .

Even beyond these endeavors his musical interests were quite diverse: he also appeared on recordings of English folksong, American ragtime, European jazz, and Japanese, Chinese, and Indian classical music. Some of his recording partners were Mstislav Rostropovich , Claude Bolling , Ravi Shankar , and Isaac Stern . Numerous composers wrote works for him, including Francis Poulenc , Pierre Boulez , André Jolivet, and Jean Françaix. His Music, My Love: An Autobiography was published in 1989. Rampal received various honors, including elevation to the ranks of Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur (1996), Officier des Arts et Lettres (1971), Commandeur de l'Ordre National de Mérite. He also received the Prix du Président de la République, and the Prix du Académie Charles Cros.

By now, Rampal had America in his sights, and on 14 February 1958 he and Veyron-Lacroix made their US debut with a recital of Poulenc , Bach , Mozart , Beethoven , and Prokofiev in Washington, . at the Library of Congress . Afterwards, Day Thorpe, music critic for the Washington Star , wrote: "Although I have heard many great flute players, the magic of Rampal still seems to be unique. In his hands, the flute is three or four music makers – dark and ominous, bright and pastoral, gay and salty, amorous and limpid. The virtuosity of the technique in rapid passages simply cannot be indicated in words." [10] In 1959, Rampal gave his first important concert in New York City , at the Town Hall. Rampal's successful partnership with Veyron-Lacroix produced many award-winning recordings, notably their 1962 double LP of the complete Bach flute sonatas. They performed and toured together for some 35 years, until the early 1980s, when Veyron-Lacroix was forced to retire owing to ill-health. Rampal then formed a new and also long-running musical partnership with American pianist John Steele Ritter .

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