Michel de la Barre was a noted French composer and flutist. A highly acclaimed concert performer, La Barre played in all major theatres and concert halls in France as a soloist and chamber musician. Barre’s suites for two unaccompanied flutes as well as flute solos and trio sonatas created a distinguished French style of Flute playing. La Barre made a great contribution to the Flute popularity. La Barre is also known as a song writer and creator two opéra-ballets.