Jean-Pierre Rampal Plays Francis Poulenc

This is arguably the greatest piece ever written for the flute. It is Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano. Here it is played by Jean-Pierre Rampal, the flutist the Sonata was composed for:

And here is the master getting funky with composer Claude Bolling (also on piano[1]):

[1] When first performed the Sonata for Flute and Piano had its composer on piano. Unfortunately, I cannot find a recording of it.

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