June 18 – Caprice No. 6 by Anton Stamitz

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

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