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postheadericon BLAVET Michel (1700-1768)

Classical music score - Sheet music - Blavet - Six sonatas for two flutes without bass - Opus I - Flute

BLAVET Michel (1700-1768)

Blavet was born in Besançon on March 13th 1726.

He worked in Paris in the music ensemble of the comte de Carignan (1726) - as “surintendant” of the music ensemble of the comte de Clermont (1732) – ( as “ordinaire de la musique du Roi” (1736).

Since 1740 he was the first flautist in the Paris Opera Orchestra.

Blavet died in Paris on October 28th 1768.

The perfection of his technic and the beauty of his tone gave him a great reputation in Europe.

- Six sonatas for two flutes without bass – Opus I (seconde édition, Paris, 1741). (Ref. 4337)

There were two editions of this work in Blavet’s lifetime : 1728 and 1741.
Introduction by P. Lescat : Comparison of the two editions.
Introduction by J. Saint-Arroman : Blavet’s ornaments.

Classical music score - Sheet music - Blavet - Six sonatas for two flutes without bass - Opus I - Flute

- Sonates mêlées de pièces pour la flûte traversière avec la basse. Paris, 1732 (œuvre II). (Ref. 4338)

There were two editions of this work in Blavet’s lifetime : 1732 and c. 1741.
Introduction by P. Lescat : Comparison of the two editions.
Introduction by J. Saint-Arroman : the figuration of the continuo bass.

L’Henriette – La Vibray – Les Caquets – La d’Hérouville – L’Insinuante – La Mondorge – La Lumagne – Le Lutin – La Chauvet – La Marc-Antoine – Les Regrets – La Dédale – La Boucot – Les Tendres Badinages – L’Invincible.

Classical music score - Sheet music-- Blavet - Sonates mêlées de pièces pour la flûte traversière Oeuvre II - Flute
Extract of « La Vibray »

- Third book of sonatas for flute with bass. Paris (1740). (Ref. 4339)

Introduction by P. Lescat : catalogue of the works of Michel Blavet.
Introduction by J. Saint-Arroman: Michel Blavet’s musical terms.

Classical music score - Sheet music - Blavet - Third book of sonatas for flute with bass - Flute

- 1er Recueil de pièces, petits airs, brunettes, menuets, etc. avec des doubles et variations, accomodé pour les flûtes traversières, violons, par-dessus de viole &c. Paris, 1741. (Ref. 5971)

- 2ème Recueil de pièces, petits airs, brunettes, menuets, etc. avec des doubles et variations, accomodé pour les flûtes traversières, violons, par-dessus de viole &c.. Paris, 1744. (Ref. 5972)

- 3ème Recueil de pièces, petits airs, brunettes, menuets, etc. avec des doubles et variations, accomodé pour les flûtes traversières, violons, par-dessus de viole &c.. Paris, 1757. (Ref. 5973)

The three collections of pieces for two equal instruments by Michel Blavet are of considerable pedagogical interest. To the undeniable quality of the transcriptions must be added the musical interest of most of the works. The fact of being played by two equal instruments enables the three volumes to be used by all families of woodwind or bowed strings instruments, without requiring a continuo.
Classical music score - Sheet music - Blavet - 2ème recueil de pièces, petits airs, brunettes, menuets , etc... - Flute
Extract of « Les Niais de Sologne »
Classical music score - Sheet music - Blavet - 2ème recueil de pièces, petits airs, brunettes, menuets , etc... - Flute
Extract of « Pièce d’Handel »

postheadericon JANSON Jean-Baptiste (1742-1803)

Classical music scores - Sheet music - Janson - Six sonatas for cello and bass Opus I - CelloJANSON Jean-Baptiste (1742-1803)

At the Concert Spirituel in Paris, Janson, aged 13 years, played a cello sonata on March the 23th, 25th and 29th !

Aged 22 years he was musician to the Prince de Conti. The Prince de Conti’s salon consisted of an orchestra, choir and soloists.

1766-1767 : Journey to Italy in the company of the hereditary prince of Brunswick. During this Italian eptemb he apparently improved his technique. Mercure de France, eptember 1767 : “Everybody admits that this is the finest possible combination of beauty, purety of tone, sureness of touch, and the charm of most sensitive expression.”

C.1783 : According to Fétis he travelled to Germany where he visited Hamburg, then to Denmark, Sweden and Poland.

In 1795, he was appointed professor of cello in the Conservatoire.

22th of September 1809, he died rue Bergère, near the Conservatoire.

- Six sonatas for cello and bass – Opus I. Paris (s.d. = 1765). (Réf. 2249)

This opus I is a youthful work, its author was 23 years old. Janson gives no expression marks.

The composer often terminates a movement, or the first section of a movement, with the same formula. The player may add some ornamentation on the pause.

Classical music scores - Sheet music - Janson - Six sonatas for cello and bass - Opus I - Cello

Presentation : Catalogue of the works of Jean-Baptiste Janson by Philippe Lescat.

Notes on the score (notation, times signatures, ornamentation, phrasing) by Jean Saint-Arroman.

- Six sonatas for cello and bass – Opus IV. Paris (s.d. = 1774). (Réf.5787)

    Janson Jean-Baptiste : Six sonatas for cello and bass - Opus IV

The splendid « adagios » are a model for the ornamentation of the end of the eighteenth century.

Presentation : Biography by Philippe Lescat. Interpretation of the score by Jean Saint-Arroman.