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President de l'Association Jean-Pierre Rampal, Denis Verroust talks about An Australian in Paris (Homage to the Rampal French flute School):

 

 

I have the greatest pleasure in recommending Jane Rutter’s warm and sensual flute playing. She is a generous and brilliant flautist of the highest calibre.

C'est avec un immense plaisir que je recommande la façon dont Jane Rutter joue de la flûte : avec chaleur et sensualité. C'est une flûtiste brillante et engagée, du plus haut niveau. -Jean-Pierre Rampal

  

Jane Rutter, with her effortless long vocal-lines, her beautiful tone and her sensitive and expressive musicianship, is one of the great flute players. Jane Rutter's fine concert piece, An Australian in Paris, was a revelation: her impeccable musicianship, artistry and originality shone through. It was a pleasure to watch and hear this magical production about the music of Paris and its love of vocal style. Jane Rutter is the voice of the flute!

Jane Rutter, dont le souffle mélodique est facile, l'expression musicale et le ton à la fois beaux et sensibles est une grande joueuse de flûte. Son concert, Une Australienne à Paris a été une révélation : maîtrise de la musique, création artistique et originalité s'y révèlent. C'était un régal de voir et d'entendre cette production magique où l'on retrouve la musique de Paris et son atmosphère musicale. Jane Rutter est la voix de la flûte !-Richard Bonynge AC, CBE, Commandeur de l’Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres

 

Jane Rutter is .."The divine Miss R": She's a classical siren in whose hands the flute becomes and instrument of seduction and sensual pleasure.

Jane Rutter est... “La divine Mademoiselle R” : c'est une sirène dans les mains de laquelle la flûte devient un instrument de séduction et de plaisir sensuel.-The Weekend Australian Magazine (Cover Story)

 

Jane Rutter knows contemporary audiences taste for "events concerts". She is out to demonstrate the full breadth of her skills and appeal and to provide the full atmospheric skills…

Jane Rutter connaît le goût du public pour les concerts événements. Sur scène, elle montre l'étendue de ses dons et de son pouvoir de séduction, créant ainsi une atmosphère unique...-London Evening Standard

 

A star of the flute!...Une star de la flûte! -London Daily Mail

 

A Jane Rutter specialty is sparkling flute playing. Her strength lies in a dexterous brilliance which scoffs at the need to breathe. She has a bright clear tone and excels in moments of whimsical and dancing precision…

L'une des spécialités de Jane Rutter est la flûte pétillante. Sa force tient à une dextérité brillante qui se moque du besoin de souffle. Elle développe un ton clair et lumineux  et excelle dans les moments de précision dansante et fantaisiste.-Sydney Morning Herald

 

Jane Rutter fits the bill as the glamourous classical pop star and flute player extraordinaire.

Jane Rutter est à la fois une star classique chic et une extraordinaire joueuse de flûte. -Canberra Times

 

Ravel's Bolero, La Piece en Forme de Habanera and Borne's arrangement of the Fantasia Brilliante sur Carmen not only show off Rutter's virtuosity, and add up to most enjoyable listening.

 Le Boléro de Ravel, La Pièce en Forme de Habanera ou encore l'arrangement de Borne de la Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen, montrent la virtuosité de Jane Rutter et offrent aussi d'intenses moments de plaisir. -The Bulletin

 

A highly ambitious and frightfully talented musician.

Une musicienne rès ambitieuse et terriblement douée. Sunday Telegraph

Australian Flutist Jane Rutter has released an all Vivaldi CD which includes The Four Seasons arranged for flute soloist. The CD is beautifully packaged and released on the Universal Music / ABC Classics music labels.

This delightful CD showcases the magical artistry of Australian Flutist, Jane Rutter bringing all of Vivaldi’s favorites in one album. Ms. Rutter’s interpretations of the popular Four Seasons Concerti are vibrant and innovative, adding a wonderful addition to the flute repertoire. The entire CD is lovely to listen to, with Jane Rutter’s wholesome and impeccable artistry soaring throughout. The entire collection of Vivaldi’s choice works is brilliant and refreshing to hear on flute.

Jane Rutter Vivaldi The Four Seasons CD Cover Flute & Chamber Orchestra

Sinfonia Australis with Erin Helyard, conductor and harpsichord accompany Ms. Rutter most sensitively and eloquently.

Jane Rutter uses some creative techniques to embellish her sound including flutter tonguing at the end of Il Gardellino as well as innovative uses of the flute in the beginning and end of “Winter”, and the use of little to no vibrato in the 6th Movement of “La Notte”. The incredible pianisissimo that extends at the end of the second movement in “Summer” is both perfectly tune as well as played with the ideal dynamic for that section. She knows exactly when she needs to play as part of the tutti sections and when to bring out the solo sections. The “Autumn” Concerto begins with lovely adaptations of the violin lines for the flute and finishes with charming accents from the strings and flute. In “La Notte”, she uses her dark and sumptuous Louis Lot flute with the ebony head joint which adds not only an expanded palette, but the rich and veiled textures that insinuate “La Notte” - meaning, The Night.

It is without a doubt that if Antonio Vivaldi were to hear this magnificent recording, he would have re-written the Four Seasons Concerti for flute. Ms. Rutter does an exemplary job in transforming these original violin works and applying them effortlessly to the flute. Her work is outstanding and deserves a full house standing ovation.

--Viviana Guzman

Jane Rutter flute
Sinfonia Australis
Erin Helyard director & harpsichord
ABC 4811321
Recorded August 2014 in Eugene Goossens Hall of the ABC’s Ultimo Centre, Sydney

THE FOUR SEASONS
Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8, RV 269, “Spring” 1. Allegro
2. Largo e pianissimo sempre
3. Allegro pastorale
Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “Summer” 4. Allegro non molto
5. Adagio e piano – Presto e forte
6. Presto
Concerto No. 3 in F Major, Op. 8, RV 293, “Autumn” 7. Allegro
8. Adagio molto
9. Allegro
Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” 10. Allegro non molto
11. Largo
12. Allegro
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Flute Concerto in G Minor, Op. 10 No. 2, RV 439 “La notte” (“The night”)

13. Largo
14. Presto (Fantasmi)
15. Largo 

16. Presto
17. Largo (Il sonno)
18. Allegro
Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3, RV 428 “Il gardellino” (“The goldfinch”)

19. Allegro
20. Cantabile
21. Allegro 

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