Anton Stamitz was born on this day in 1750. Stamitz was a violinist and composer who at one time held the title ordinaire de la musique du roi in the King’s court at Versailles. He wrote a large amount of flute music including the collection of 8 Caprices which make up most of the flute’s late-eighteenth-century repertoire alongside Mozart.
Performed by Jennifer Parker-Harley
Recorded by Jeff Francis