Rault, Félix , French flutist, teacher, and composer; b. Bordeaux, 1736; d. Paris, c. 1800. He settled in Paris. After studies with Blavet, he became a part-time flutist in the Opéra Orch. in 1754. In 1758 he succeeded Blavet as its flutist, a position he held until 1781. He also was a flutist in the Orch. of the Concert Spirituel (c. 1765–76) and the royal chapel (1768–92), and then in the Orch. of the Théâtre de la Cité (until 1800). Rault was highly influential as a teacher. He composed 2 flute concertos, 3 trios for 2 Flutes and Bassoon, 3 trios for Flute, Violin, and Viola, and some 30 duos in 6 sets.
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