Biography of Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922-2000)

07.01.1922
Son of the professor for flute in Marseille, a student of Hennebains, born in Marseille
1934
First flute playing
1938
First price of the Marseille conservatory, playing the ballad by Perilhou
1939
Second flutist in the orchestra of Marseille beside his father
Course of studies in medicine
1941
State examination in physics, chemistry and biology
1943
Entrance examination at the conservatory during war. The aim was not to be send to Germany for fatigue duty. Acceptance for the class of Crunelle
1944
First price of the conservatory for playing Chant de Linos by Jolivet, in October returning to studying medicine in Marseille
1945
Co-founder of the Quintette a vent francais
1946
Solo flutist of the Vichy Orchestra
07.06.1947
Marriage with Francoise
1948
Birth of daughter Isabelle
09.03.1949
Breakthrough at a concert in Paris. Shortly afterwards move to Paris and first flutist at the opera
19.02.1950
Plays the premiere of the flute concerto by Jolivet conducted by the composer himself
In parallel touring with colleagues from the orchestra, building the Quintette a Vent Francaise and soloist of the chamber orchestra of Louis Froment.
1952
Foundatin of the Ensemble Baroque de Paris
1953
Start of world wide concerts through the engagement of the agent Annie de Valmalete and founding of the Ensemble baroque de Paris
07.12.1955
Plays a concert in Rome, including the flute concertos by Haydn and Leclair
1956
Solo flutist of the opera of Paris
1958
First big tour through America
1962
Exclusively playing as a soloist
1969
Concert at Carnegie hall New York and following his teacher Gaston Crunelle as flute professor at Paris conservatory
20.05.2000
Dies of a heart disease in Paris
Rampal was all his life searching for old works for the flute. Contemporary composers like Poulenc or Jolivet dedicated their works to him.
The city of Paris dedicated a new flute competition to him. His art of flute playing led to the actual enthusiasm for the flute.

Sheet music for flute:

Japanese Melodies (Sammlung)
(flute, piano)
Ongaku no Tomo Edition, 609012
Rating: difficult
  1. Haru no Umi (Michio Miyagi)
  2. Lullaby from the Chugoku area (Kosaku Yamada)
  3. Red Dragonfly (Kosaku Yamada)
  4. Chin-chin Chidori (Hidemaro Konoe)
  5. Nambu Cow-herding Song (Japanisches Volkslied)
  6. Setting Sail (Haseo Sugiyama)
  7. This Path (Kosaku Yamada)
  8. Bridal Doll (Haseo Sugiyama)
  9. Moon over the Ruined Castle (Rentaro Taki)
  10. Rain falls on Jagashima (Tei Yanada)
  11. Blossoms (Rentaro Taki)
  12. Sakura-Sakura (Volkslied)
Sounds very much European.


CDs with/from Jean-Pierre Rampal

Jean-Pierre Rampal, Trio Pasquier
    Flute Quartet in C major KV 285b:
  1. Allegro (05:21:00)
  2. Andantino con variazioni (10:29:00)
  3. Flute Quartet in A major KV 298:
  4. Andantino (05:47:00)
  5. Menuetto (01:58:00)
  6. Rondo. Allegretto grazioso (04:34:00)
  7. Prelude and Fugue in d minor for String Trio KV 404:
  8. Prelude (05:18:00)
  9. Fugue (05:30:00)
  10. Flute Quartet in G major KV 285a:
  11. Andante (03:18:00)
  12. Tempo di menuetto (03:18:00)
  13. Flute Quartet in D major KV 285:
  14. Allegro (06:31:00)
  15. Adagio (02:24:00)
  16. Rondo (04:15:00)
  17. Quartet in F major KV 370:
  18. Rondo (04:15:00)
  19. Quartet in G major KV 540:
  20. Adagio (04:51:00)
Gregory Dufford, Alexandra Hawley, Robert Muczynski, Rufus Olivier, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Stanford Woodwind Quintet
jpc
    Quintet for Winds Op. 45 (1985):
  1. I. Allegro risoluto (02:40:00)
  2. II. Andante (03:22:00)
  3. III. Moderato - Allegro con spirito (06:00:00)
  4. Duos for Flutes, Op. 34 (1973):
  5. I. Andante sostenuto (01:07:00)
  6. II. Allegro risoluto (00:59:00)
  7. III. Moderato (01:04:00)
  8. IV. Allegro ma non troppo (00:56:00)
  9. V. Andante molto (01:50:00)
  10. VI. Allegro (01:22:00)
  11. Moments for Flute and Piano, Op. 47 (1992):
  12. I. Allegro (04:20:00)
  13. II. Andante sostenuto (04:05:00)
  14. III. Allegro con spirito (03:30:00)
  15. Fragments for Woodwind Trio (1958):
  16. I. Waltz (Allegro) (01:05:00)
  17. II. Solitude (Andante) (02:15:00)
  18. III. Holiday (Vivace) (00:34:00)
  19. IV. Reverie (Moderato) (01:53:00)
  20. V. Exit (Allegro giocoso) (00:49:00)
  21. Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute, Op. 18 (1962):
  22. I. Allegro (00:53:00)
  23. II. Andante molto (02:16:00)
  24. III. Allegro molto (00:48:00)
  25. Movements for Wind Quintet, Op. 16 (1962):
  26. I. Allegro con spirito (01:14:00)
  27. II. Molto moderato (01:09:00)
  28. III. Allegro (01:03:00)
  29. IV. Adagio (01:13:00)
  30. V. Allegro risoluto (01:10:00)
  31. Duos for Flute and Clarinet (1984):
  32. I. Andante sostenuto (01:18:00)
  33. II. Allegro risoluto (01:00:00)
  34. III. Moderato (01:19:00)
  35. IV. Allegro ma non troppo (00:54:00)
  36. V. Andante molto (01:50:00)
  37. VI. Allegro (01:20:00)
  38. Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 14 (1960-61):
  39. I. Allegro deciso (03:46:00)
  40. II. Scherzo (Vivace) (01:55:00)
  41. III. Andante (03:51:00)
  42. IV. Allegro con moto (03:04:00)
Jean-Louis Beaumadier, Orchestre National de France, Jean-Pierre Rampal
    Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto pour piccolo en do majeur R. 78:
  1. I. Allegro (03:41:00)
  2. II. Largo (04:01:00)
  3. II. Allegro molto (02:46:00)
  4. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto pour piccolo en la mineur R 83:
  5. I. Allegro (04:41:00)
  6. II. Larghetto (02:32:00)
  7. III. Allegro (03:14:00)
  8. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto pour piccolo en do majeur R 79:
  9. I. Allegro non molto (04:42:00)
  10. II. Largo (02:24:00)
  11. III. Allegro molto (02:45:00)
  12. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto pour flute en la mineur R 77:
  13. I. Allegro molto (02:38:00)
  14. II. Largo (02:32:00)
  15. III. Allegro molto (02:44:00)
  16. Georg Philipp Telemann: Sept Fantaisies - No. 1 en la majeur:
  17. Vivace - Adagio - Allegro (02:56:00)
  18. Georg Philipp Telemann: Sept Fantaisies - No. 2 en la majeur:
  19. Grave - Vivace - Adagio - Allegro (04:43:00)
  20. Georg Philipp Telemann: Sept Fantaisies - No. 4 en si bemol majeur:
  21. Andante - Allegro - Presto (05:02:00)
  22. Georg Philipp Telemann: Sept Fantaisies - No. 5 en do majeur:
  23. Presto - Largo - Presto - Largo - Allegro - Allegro (05:30:00)
  24. Georg Philipp Telemann: Sept Fantaisies - No. 8 en mi mineur:
  25. Largo - Spirituoso - Allegro (04:46:00)
  26. Georg Philipp Telemann: Sept Fantaisies - No. 9 en mi majeur:
  27. Affetuoso - Allegro - Grave - Vivace (05:44:00)
  28. Georg Philipp Telemann: Sept Fantaisies - No. 12 en sol mineur:
  29. Grave - Allegro - Grave - Allegro Dolce - Allegro - Rondeau (presto) (04:57:00)

Literature von/über Jean-Pierre Rampal

Last edit 29.06.2013