A Piggy Flute Performance

Jean Pierre RampalThis could possibly be one of my all-time favorite flute performances.  I may have posted this before.  I like it so much that I don’t really care.  It’s good.  If you haven’t seen it, this is your lucky day!  (or unlucky day, if you don’t care for the pig) It is definitely a piggy flute performance.

I grew up with Sesame Street.  It is a children’s television show based in New York City which addresses learning and every day skills that children need.  One of the characters is Miss Piggy.  She is one of Jim Henderson’s Muppets.  She is one of the stars in this video.

If you haven't seen it, this is your lucky day!

The other star is one of my all-time favorite flute players.  His name is Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Wikipedia Says: “Jean-Pierre Louis Rampal (7 January 1922 – 20 May 2000) was a French flautist. He has been personally “credited with returning to the flute the popularity as a solo classical instrument it had not held since the 18th century.”

Hum.  I just realized that he died in the year 2000.  I remember it like it was just last year.  How time flies!

Anyway, in this video he performs a beautiful piece you will really enjoy.  That is, if you can get around the fact that Miss Piggy is comically adding to the performance.

Have fun!

What’s your favorite flute performance? Leave a comment below.

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8 Comments

  • curtis st louis

    Reply Reply May 10, 2012

    this is great i realy enjoying your lesson before my wife did not want to here me play, it was noise in her ear , but since i taking your lesson am playing better can control my flute now .u are great i can give u and big hug lol.thanks am realy enjoying it

    • RebeccaFuller

      Reply Reply May 10, 2012

      Oh Curtis, I am so glad. Here is a big hug back to you!!! XOXOXO

  • Leigh Blackburn

    Reply Reply February 16, 2013

    This Pig-unt-Pierre routine for the flute is a hoot!

    I thought it was interesting that Jean-Pierre held the flute more at a downward angle rather than horizontal, but I’m sure everyone develops their own style as they mature in their technique. Thank you for sharing such a fun video.

    • RebeccaFuller

      Reply Reply February 16, 2013

      Hi Leigh, Yes, Jean-Pierre Rampal held his flute very crooked. Many of the “old masters” did/do. One little side-note is that they all have chronic neck/back pain. It isn’t recommended, and isn’t a good way to start forming good tone. But, he is/was one of the very best- so you can’t deny that! 🙂

  • Andrea Monticue

    Reply Reply November 5, 2015

    I looked for this video, and found one from the Moppet Show in the 1980s, but nothing on Sesame Street. Is the Moppet show video the one you’re talking about?

    • RebeccaFuller

      Reply Reply November 6, 2015

      Oh, was that from the Muppet show? That could totally be true. Miss Piggy is on both Sesame Street and the Muppet Show. ~Rebecca

  • Bo Hansson

    Reply Reply August 23, 2017

    Absolutely a great performer and performance!

    For tone and timing I enjoy listening at Jenny Ahn…

    • RebeccaFuller

      Reply Reply August 30, 2017

      Hey Bo, I’m so so glad we have YouTube nowadays. I don’t even have record of almost all of my own performances because I’m from before the ‘digital age’. Sigh… Oh well, I’m here now. Glad to see you here also. 🙂 ~Rebecca

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