Michel Blavet

French flutist and composer (1700-1768)

Michel Blavet (March 13, 1700 – October 28, 1768) was a French flautist, bassoonist, and composer. He wrote sonatas and a concerto for the flute.

A portrait thought to be of Blavet.

Life change

Blavet was born in Besançon. He taught himself to play musical instruments. He played the flute and bassoon. He moved to Paris in 1723. He performed at the Concert Spirituel. He was asked to work for Frederick the Great. However, he refused. He played the flute in King Louis XV's orchestra. He also played the flute at the Paris Opéra.[1]

Music change

Blavet wrote flute sonatas and flute duets. He also wrote some operas. He wrote one flute concerto in A minor.[2]

References change

  1. Zaslaw, Neal (2001). "Blavet, Michel". Grove Music Online (8th ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.03262. ISBN 978-1-56159-263-0.
  2. Carroll, Paul (1999). Baroque Woodwind Instruments: A Guide to Their History, Repertoire, and Basic Technique. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-85928-326-4.