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 Jean-Pierre Rampal

Jean-Pierre Rampal

Birth
Marseille, Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Death 20 May 2000 (aged 78)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 3.
Memorial ID 21577 · View Source
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Musician, Composer. Born in Marseille, France, he was flautist credited with taking the flute to popularity as a solo instrument for modern classical music. During the 1940s, he became the first exponent of the solo flute to establish it on the international concert circuit. His vast number of flute compositions and commercial recording, were on the Boite a Musique label Montparnasse, Paris and are considered flute masterpieces of the first half of the 20th Century. Rampal was also the first truly modern flute virtuoso to tour and perform with many of the world's leading orchestras. In his later years, he took up the conductor's baton with more frequency, but continued to play well into his late 70s. In the 1990s, he premiered in Switzerland, followed by a performance in America at the Lincoln Center and his last public recital was held at the Theatre Villamarta in Jerez de la Frontera Spain, in November 1999. He died of heart failure at age 78 in Pairs, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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Famille Rampal
Jean-Pierre Rampal / 7 jan 1922 / 20 mai 2000


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  • Added: 17 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21577
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jean-Pierre Rampal (7 Jan 1922–20 May 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21577, citing Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .