2010 two CD collection. French master autist Jean-Pierre Rampal had a formative inuence on the development and importance of classical ute playing during the 20th century and his exemplary career helped the instrument gain a degree of popularity that prompted one of Washington Post`s reviewers to pose the question: Can any other autist since Frederick the Great boast as many fans as Jean-Pierre Rampal? Through Rampal`s international career as a virtuoso and his work as a conductor the musician made a crucial contribution to the ute being accepted as a solo instrument on the international concert scene. Rampal was a declared lover of French baroque and was praised for the technical perfection, intelligence and elegance of his playing; several hundred LPs and CDs bear witness to the beauty and purity of his ute sound and great poetical power. These recordings, made in 1954 and 1955, prove the ute virtuoso to be not only a lover of Mozart`s music but also a connoisseur of his art. Documents.