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Francois Devienne 1759 – 1803

My brother heard some bassoon quartets on the radio and requested that some Devienne be put on the site. I wasn’t familiar with him so I went shopping! Here are a few snippets of what’s said about him:

“the elegant tone of Paris at the time… grace and balance – qualities which are associated with Mozart … explaining why Devienne was called the French Mozart.”

I got a bit carried away, and what was going to be a few pieces has turned into a Long Play selection! (nearly 40 minutes) I also realised there is very little flute on the site so welcome some Devienne flute. (he was a flautist)

Devienne Long Play


Trios for flute – Allegro Con Spirito – Trio En Ré Majeur

Symphonie Concertante for Flute and Bassoon /Andante

Bassoon sonata I in C major, Op. 24 All three movements

and Oboe sonata in G major opus 71 all three movements