Bach’s star player - introducing Monsieur Buffardin

How might it have been to be a European star musician in the 18th century? This programme explores the musical world and life of virtuosic French flautist Pierre Gabriel Buffardin (1690-1768).

He was born in Avignon, moved then to Dresden to become a member of one of the most exciting and internationally influenced orchestras of that time, the Dresden court orchestra, and he spent his retirement in Paris, again surrounded by a flourishing musical scene. This profile of an artist, with a highly regarded teaching and orchestral position, influenced by different countries and musical metropolises, is actually very similar to a star musician’s profile today.

With works by T. Albinoni, J. D. Braun and J. J. Quantz and J. S. Bach.

© 2019

Mirjam-Luise Münzel