Kling L’etoile D’or Polka de Concert for Piccolo and Piano


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Kling L’etoile D’or Polka de Concert for Piccolo and Piano

Kling L’etoile D’or Polka de Concert for Piccolo and Piano

Composer-Henri Adrien Louis Kling
Edited by J. Beaumadier
Published by Éditions Billaudot

Henri Kling

Henri Kling (1842-1918) excelled as a solo hornist, educator, composer, conductor, organist, and writer. Born in Paris to Claudette and Ludwig Christoph Kling, he faced challenges, including the loss of his mother, a strained relationship with his father, and hardships due to fire and political upheaval. In his teens, Henri’s musical talent thrived under influential mentors and the Carlsruhe Court Orchestra’s horn section. He moved to Geneva in 1861, becoming the Theater Orchestra’s solo hornist and later a renowned professor at the Geneva Conservatoire. Henri made significant contributions to horn pedagogy with his acclaimed “Méthode pour le Cor,” still in print today. As a conductor and composer, he created over 550 pieces, including a horn concerto, sonata, solos, etudes, and ensemble works. His compositions gained international recognition. Despite the challenges of World War I, Henri remained devoted to teaching and music.


Jean-Louis Beaumadier

Beaumadier, an acclaimed flautist and piccolo player, began his musical journey under the guidance of Joseph Rampal at the Marseille Conservatoire. He further honed his skills at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique De Paris with Jean-Pierre Rampal. Recognised for his talent, he achieved international acclaim by winning prizes in competitions in Geneva and Paris, solidifying his reputation as one of the world’s leading piccolo players. Notable accomplishments include a twelve-year tenure as a piccolo soloist with the Orchestre National de France, a distinguished discography honoured with the Grand Prix of the Académie Charles Cros, and the publication of his renowned piccolo scores by Billaudot editions.

Beaumadier’s deep passion for the piccolo and wooden instruments originated from his youth when his family presented him with a splendid French ebony “Bonneville” piccolo. He devoted himself to promoting and sharing his love for the instrument, investing years in studying the art of the piccolo. Throughout his career, he performed as a piccolo soloist under esteemed conductors such as Sergiù Celibidache, Leonard Bernstein, and Claudio Abbado, collaborating with orchestras worldwide, including the Saïto Kinen Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa. With an extensive discography encompassing labels like Skarbo, Calliope-Harmonia-Mundi, and Naïve, Beaumadier’s thirty critically acclaimed CDs include his notable work, “The Golden Age of Piccolo,” which earned him the International Grand Prize from the Charles Cros Academy.


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