VIDEO PODCAST: New Recordings - Find out about Adrian Williams, Andriy Lehki, African Pianism, Heinrich Schütz and Walter Arlen, and meet Stephen Sutton of Divine Art Recordings, conductor Kenneth Woods, composer Graham Williams and others.
French flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal was born in Marseille on 7 January 1922 and, from the age of twelve, studied flute with his father, Joseph Rampal.
Jean-Pierre gained a worldwide reputation as a player and editor of early music for the flute. He was for a time principal at the Paris Opera, and later Professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He founded various wind groups, besides extensive touring as a soloist. His book Ancient Music for the Flute from the late 1950s was a valuable resource tool.
Jean-Pierre Rampal died in Paris on 20 May 2000, aged seventy-eight.
CD Spotlight. Unerring Clarity - Jean-François Paillard conducts J S Bach, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... this rendition consistently delights ...'