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The Essential Jean-Pierre Rampal
George Frederick Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Essential Jean-Pierre Rampal
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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Not more than a sample, but a delightful one at that
Biblibio | 01/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most "essential" CDs are tricky. Either they only provide a tiny window, or they're all rather dull material. While I still don't particularly like them much for myself, there's one very clear and wonderful purpose for them - they're a wonderful way to introduce a person to a composer or musician.

In this case, we present Jean-Pierre Rampal, one of the greatest flute players to have graced the world with his presence. And while perhaps this "Essential" CD does not leave one with that amazed feel his more substantial CDs do, it certainly provides the listener with a clear sound of who Rampal was, how he sounded, and just how incredible he was.

This CD provides listeners with about an hour of enjoyable and easy listens. Taking snippets of sonatas, dances, concertos, and even just pieces (such as the lovely "Greensleeves"), "The Essential Rampal" is certainly varied enough. It is mostly light fare, not on the particularly entrancing side, but beautiful nonetheless.

This is a good introductory CD for flute lovers or those interested in Rampal. It may not be the best choice for those who want heavy flute repertoire, but it will do as a nice background CD.

A 4 1/2 that I love and treasure, but still put behind others. Recommended for some."