Jean-Pierre Rampal Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922–2000) was taught the flute by his father, Joseph Rampal, but chose to study medicine rather than music. After some years of medical school in Marseille during the Second World War he avoided being conscripted for forced labour in Germany by escaping to Paris, where he entered the Paris Conservatoire and studied with Gaston Crunelle. After the war, Rampal established himself as a soloist and chamber musician, with almost unprecedented success. He also held the position of principal flute in the Paris Opera for seven years from 1955. Rampal produced a vast number of recordings of solo music, chamber music and concertos. The recording presented here is one of his earliest ones. Jean-Pierre Rampal’s autobiography, Music, My Love, written with Deborah Wise, was published by Random House in 1989. (ISBN 0-394-56578-9)
Christopher Steward’s early flute recordings
Roussel: Andante and Scherzo. Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Robert Veyron-Lacroix, piano. Recorded December 1949.
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