Biography of Michel Blavet (1700-1768)

17.03.1700
Born in Besancon
He was a turner and learned bassoon, flute and more instruments autodidactically
1718
Called to Paris to play a concert
1723
Moves to Paris
1726
Performance at "Concert spirituel"
His reputation as flute virtuoso was known beyond the borders of France
Frederic the Great tried to hire him for his chamber music.
Quantz was enthusiastic about his flute playing.
1740
Principal flute at Paris Opera
1768
Member of "Musique du Roy", in which he played until his death.
Wrote operas, sonatas, a flute concerto and several pieces for two flutes.
28.10.1768
Dies in Paris

Sheet music for flute:

6 Sonatas (Heft 1) 2
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(flute, piano basso continuo)
Schott Verlag, FTR 164
Rating: easy
  1. Sonata G-Dur (Adagio - Allegro - Rondeau (Aria I "l'Henriette" - Aria II) - Presto
  2. Sonata d-moll (La Vibray - Allemanda - Gavotta "Les Caquets" - Sarabanda - Allegro)
  3. Sonata e-moll (La Dherouville - Allemanda - Rondeau L'Insinuante - Le Mondorge - Giga)


Sechs Sonaten op. 1 1
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(2 flutes)
Ricordi, Sy 652
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Sonata I (G-Dur) (Adagio - Allegro - Affetuoso - allegro assai)
  2. Sonata II (a-moll) (Adagio - Allegro - Sarabande (Andante) - Corrente (Allegro) - Giga (Presto))
  3. Sonata III (D-Dur) (Adagio - Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro - Gavotta (Presto))
Score. Alternatively to be played with oboes or violins
Common score.


CDs with/from Michel Blavet

Rudolf Baumgartner, Festival Strings Lucerne, Wolfgang Hofmann, Kammerorchester Emil Seiler, Matthieu Lange, Hans-Martin Linde, Aurèle Nicolet, Norddeutsches Kammerorchester, Burghard Schaeffer
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Konzert für Flöte G-Dur:
  1. Spiritoso (04:18:00)
  2. Adagio (04:16:00)
  3. Allegro spiritoso (06:18:00)
  4. Antonio Vivaldi: Konzert für Piccoloflöte C-Dur:
  5. Allegro (04:10:00)
  6. Largo (03:12:00)
  7. Allegro molto (03:11:00)
  8. Robert Woodcock: Konzert für Flöte e-moll:
  9. Vivace (02:04:00)
  10. Largo (02:13:00)
  11. Allegro (quai Presto) (02:20:00)
  12. Michel Blavet: Konzert für Flöte a-moll:
  13. Allegro (05:53:00)
  14. Gavotte I & II, Tendrement (03:05:00)
  15. Allegro (05:08:00)
  16. Jean-Marie Leclair: Konzert für Flöte C-Dur:
  17. Allegro (05:27:00)
  18. Adagio (06:12:00)
  19. Allegro assai (03:56:00)
Teilweise auf Holzflöten gespielt.

Literature von/über Michel Blavet

Last edit 02.07.2010