Antoine Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier

Antoine Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier

French flutist and composer.
Date of Birth: 21.12.1782
Country: France

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  1. Biography of Antoine Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier
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Biography of Antoine Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier

Antoine Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier was a French flutist and composer. He showed a natural talent for music at a young age and quickly learned to play the flute, violin, and cello. In 1805, he ran away from home to pursue his passion for music, defying his family's wishes for him to become a lawyer. He enrolled at the Paris Conservatory, studying under renowned instructors Johann Wunderlich (flute) and Henri Montan Berton (harmony). Berbiguier played the simple system flute with eight keys and was left-handed.

In 1813, he left Paris to avoid military service. From 1815 to 1819, he served in the Leib-Guard and followed Louis XVIII to Ghent, where he attained the rank of lieutenant. Returning to Paris in 1819, Berbiguier devoted himself entirely to music. However, in 1830, he was forced to leave the capital for political reasons. During his final years, he taught flute and lived in the provincial town of Ponlevoy with his friend, the renowned cellist Pierre Louis Hus-Desforges. Berbiguier passed away a week after Hus-Desforges' death.

Berbiguier composed over 200 works for the flute, including 15 volumes of duets, concertos, six major solos, seven volumes of sonatas, variations, fantasies, trios, and romances. He also wrote numerous flute and cello duets specifically for his friend, the cellist. According to Macolee Fitzgibbon (1914), Berbiguier was the first flutist-composer whose compositions continue to be of great interest.

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