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The man with the gol
den flute
(January 22, 1922- May 20, 2000)


FanFaire's
tribute
to
Jean-Pierre RAMPAL
who raised flute-playing to the highest art
and made of a humble instrument a truly
MAGIC FLUTE


The golden flute that many concert goers have heard and seen him play was inseparable from his legend. On Saturday morning, May 20, Jean-Pierre Rampal, premier flute soloist of the 20th century, passed away in his Paris home. The sad news elicited an outpouring of praise and mourning...







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* Violinist Isaac Stern called him one of the greatest musicians of our time, and more - a noble human being with a rare sense of "joie de vivre" who was simply a pleasure to work with...

* Flutist Eugenia Zuckerman spoke of the inimitable palette of rich colors that characterized his playing...


* French Minister of Culture Catherine Tasca commented on his brilliance and finesse as an interpreter, his seminal contributions to the art of flute playing and how the public will always remember him as l'homme à la flûte d'or...

* President Jacques Chirac eulogized lavishly, evoking his exceptional qualities as a music performer and discoverer, recalling his passion for life and generosity towards his listeners world-wide, lamenting the stillness of his now silenced flute, the extinction of a beacon of the musical world...



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