Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin

Born 1690. Died 13 January 1768
Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin
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Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin

Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin Biography (Wikipedia)

Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin (Toulon, 24 March 1693 - Paris, 13 January 1768) was a French flutist and composer of the late Baroque period. He was a son of Jean-Joseph Buffardin (Vaison-la-Romaine, 22 July 1664 - Avignon, 28 August 1726), an instrument maker[citation needed].

Buffardin was the principal flutist of the orchestra (Hofkapelle) at the court of the Elector of Saxony in Dresden from 1715 to 1749. He was the teacher of flutists Johann Joachim Quantz, Pietro Grassi Florio, and Johann Sebastian Bach's elder brother, Johann Jacob Bach, whom he met in Constantinople in 1711.

Buffardin's Concerto in E minor for Flute is the only work which it is certain he wrote[citation needed]. Quantz said of Buffardin: "Il ne jouait que des choses rapides: car c'est en cela qu'excellait mon maître." (Translation: "He only played fast pieces; for in that my master excelled."). Antoine Mahaut claimed that Buffardin was the inventor of the flute's screw cap and the foot register; it remains uncertain whether or not a transverse flute stamped "Buffardin le fils" (discovered in 2015) may be attributed to him or a relative (see Giovanni Tardino, note for recording Bach: Sonate a cembalo obligato e traversiere solo, HRA (HiResAudio), 2018).

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Concerto a 5 for flute and strings in E minor
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Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin
Concerto for Flute and Strings in E minor
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Concerto for Flute and Strings in E minor
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Flute Concerto in E minor
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Flute Concerto in E minor

Flute Concerto in E minor

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Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Ernst-Burghard Hilse (flute)
Stephan Mai (director)
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