Talk:Jean-Pierre Rampal

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Recording of appearance on Dick Cavett show[edit]

Rampal once appeared on the Dick Cavett show performing with Julius Baker, another great flutist of his era. It must have been the early 70's. If anyone knows of a way to obtain a recording of this show I would be quite grateful. Please e-mail larry @ larryseltzer.com

Principal flute of the Paris Opera?[edit]

The article claims that Rampal was principal flute of the Paris Opera. There seems to be some doubt about this. In his autobiography, Rampal definitely describes playing at the Opera in Paris. But he does not specially say he was principal and at one point mentions being ready to play second in Der Rosenkavalier and being suddenly called upon to sight-read first because of illness. Does anyone know what the basis for the claim that Rampal was principal? Rcneville 04:09, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Photos[edit]

I'm struck by the lack of a photo of Rampal in the article, other than that shown on the cover of his autobiography; can no "headshot" of him be found that could be included without committing a violation of copyright? Vivliothykarios 18:56, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

We've been waiting for you to come up with one. :-) But seriously, there are no doubt photos out there that could be donated, if only we got the right person's attention. Students of his perhaps? Makes me wish I'd taken photos the couple of times I saw him in concert... Stan 02:58, 29 March 2007 (UTC)
Incidentally, WP's rules don't allow album covers to be used as cheap photo substitutes. Stan 16:52, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Incidentally, WP's rules about uploading images suck. --AVM (talk) 19:40, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:The Art of Jean-Pierre Rampal.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Jean-Pierre Rampal book.jpg[edit]

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Requesting more information[edit]

I edited the first two sections of this article, and noticed a few things need done:

  • In the first paragraph of the second section, it mentions that Rampal receives "first prize," but no mention is made of what the first prize was for. A reference would be helpful here.
  • There is mention of Rampal's autobiography in this section as well. This should be replaced by a reference to the book instead.

I might make it back to do these edits myself after a bit more research, but just in case someone else gets to it before me, there is my input!

Lisamg (talk) 17:05, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

I don't know much about this person besides what is in the Wikipedia article about him. I watchlisted this article after doing some copyediting on it; I know it needs a lot more work, and your edits are a good start. Rampal's autobiography is called Music, my Love, as it says in the books section, which itself needs cleanup, but I'm not sure what to do with it. The specific statement in the Beginnings section needs to be cited to a particular page number, at the very least. Also, the "early years" section contains a lot of content that has nothing at all to do with his childhood.
As for the "first prize", I'm not sure what that specifically refers to (first prize in flute-playing, maybe?) The article also notes that his father received a similar "first prize", without elaborating further. Graham87 04:32, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
The "first prize", according to the cited sources, was in an annual flute-playing contest held at the school. I've clarified this text in the article during my copy-edit. // ⌘macwhiz (talk) 19:41, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Copy-edit[edit]

During my copy-edit, I excised a fair amount of text that wasn't encyclopedic. Too much of this article read, and still reads, like an editorial review of Rampal's work, rather than a neutral and dispassionate encyclopedia article. // ⌘macwhiz (talk) 19:41, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Nice work. Graham87 04:37, 28 November 2010 (UTC)