Michel Blavet

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A portrait thought to be of Blavet.

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

Life[change | change source]

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 | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

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