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The Virtuoso Flute Player

Author : Johann George Tromlitz
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This is an English translation of Tutor for Playing the Flute (1791) by Johann George Tromlitz. The most explicit of the eighteenth-century tutors for flute-playing, it now serves as a record of instrumental practice as well as a useful guide to the performance of German classical music. The Tutor covers all aspects of flute playing, including intonation, articulation, flute maintenance, posture and breathing, dynamics, ornaments, musical style, cadenzas, and the construction of the flute. This edition will be an indispensable manual for players of baroque and modern flutes, and the information it contains will be invaluable for all musicians, students, and specialists interested in the historically informed performance of German classical music. The text is annotated with critical notes and all of the original music examples are newly printed in modern notation. The volume also contains a fingering chart and a historical introduction.

Virtuoso Variations and Invention

Author : Amanda Valerie Brown
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The Flute and Flute Playing

Author : Theobald Boehm
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The modern flute owes its invention to the author of this 1871 musicology classic. Topics include acoustics, keying, fingering, care and repair, development of tone, exercises, much more. 50 illustrations.

The Flute and Flute playing in Acoustical Technical and Artistic Aspects

Author : Theobald Böhm
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The nineteenth-century musical classic reveals Boehm's work on the acoustical and technical design of the modern flute and the virtuoso's ideas concerning fingering, tone development, and interpretation

Oboe Or Flute Chicken Or Egg

Author : David Bloom
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The Flutist s Handbook

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On Playing the Flute

Author : Johann Joachim Quantz
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Johann Joachim Quantz's On Playing the Flute has long been recognized as one of the primary sources of information about eighteenth-century performance practice. In spite of its title, it is not simply a tutor for the flute, but a fully-fledged programme for training musicians of all types, with detailed information on intonation, ornamentation, dynamics, the 'duties' of the various accompanying performers, including the leader of the orchestra, and the principal forms and styles (French, Italian and German) of the time. Although Quantz is most often identified as the teacher of Frederick the Great, his musical roots were in Dresden, the most brilliant musical establishment in Germany; and his travels and studies in Italy, France and England gave him direct experience of most phases of European musical life in the 1720s and 30s. This reissue of the second edition provides a wonderfully complete and detailed picture of musical taste and performance practice in the 18th century, and includes a new introduction by Professor Reilly, drawing attention to recent research on Quantz. Whether you want to learn to play the flute and be taught by the teacher of Frederick the Great, or just to gain a first-hand insight into the history of classical music, On Playing the Fluteis an essential and entertaining read.

A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist

Author : Susan J. Maclagan
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The second edition of Susan J. Maclagan’s A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist presents clear and concise definitions of more than 1,600 common flute-related terms that a player of the Boehm-system or Baroque flute may encounter. It includes over 100 images as well as appendices on tuning, composition, baroque music, and recordings.

Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society

Author : American Musical Instrument Society
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The Flute Book

Author : Nancy Toff
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Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff'sThe Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts--The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog--the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family. In the Performance section, readers learn about breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, technique, style, performing, and recording. In the extensive analysis of flute literature that follows, Toff places individual pieces in historical context. The book ends with a comprehensive catalog of solo and chamber repertoire, and includes appendices with fingering charts as well as lists of current flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide. In this Third Edition, Toff has updated the book to reflect technology's advancements--like new digital recording technology and recordings' more prevalent online availability--over the last decade. She has also accounted for new scholarship on baroque literature; recent developments such as the contrabass flute, quarter-tone flute, and various manufacturing refinements and experiments; consumers' purchase prices for flutes; and a thoroughly updated repertoire catalog and appendices.

The Flutist Quarterly

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The Early Flute

Author : Rachel Brown
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Author : Edward Blakeman
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The French flute player and conductor Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) was an extraordinary virtuoso and a major figure in fin de si�cle Parisian musical life. Based on a treasure trove of private documents of Taffanel's previously unpublished letters and papers, Taffanel: Genius of the Flute recounts the rich story of his multi-faceted career as a player, conductor, composer, teacher, and leader of musical organizations. As a player, Taffanel had a rare vision of the flute as a serious, expressive instrument and is credited with re-establishing it in the mainstream of music. He was also an inspiring teacher at the Paris Conservatoire, to whom many modern flutists can trace their roots. In 1879, Taffanel founded the Soci�t� de musique de chambre pour instruments � vent (Society of Chamber Music for Wind Instruments), reviving the wind ensemble music of Mozart and Beethoven, and breaking the dominance of piano and strings in recital and chamber music. From 1890, he served as chief conductor at the Paris Opera and the Soci�t� des Concerts du Conservatoire (Paris Conservatory Orchestra)--the first time a flutist, rather than a string player, had been appointed to such key positions. Edward Blakeman expertly places these and many other elements of Taffanel's story in the rich political and cultural backdrop of the time, evoking Conservatoire intrigues, the Soci�t� des concerts, and Taffanel's relationships with various musicians and major composers. Blakeman details the circumstances surrounding landmark commissions, performances, and repertoire, and weaves the details from Taffanel's correspondence with first-person interviews and flute lore. What emerges is a portrait of an all-around musician who was also a modest and genial man.

The Major Influences on the Emergence of the French School of Flute Playing

Author : Lawrence Kaplan
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The French School of flute playing, characterized by an emphasis on a wide spectrum of tone colors that were both unique and euphonious, had its genesis in Paris in the 1860's, and it matured during the following decades of the 19th century. One seminal influence was the development of the Boehm-style flute system, which Theobald Boehm first demonstrated in Paris in 1833. The improved sonority was acclaimed by all who heard it, but universal acceptance of the flute was not immediate. One reason for this was that established professional flutists were not willing to take the time needed to learn the new ring-key and rod fingering system that Boehm had devised. In 1847 Boehm introduced a revision with a cylindrical bore as opposed to the original conical bore. In 1855 Boehm began the production of silver flutes for the first time and, by the 1860's, most flutists were playing on the new flute. The 1860's also saw the rise to prominence of the great flute virtuoso Paul Taffanel. Taffanel played in the orchestra for the Paris Opera and he also was instrumental in establishing various chamber groups with other top musicians in Paris. His recognized virtuosity and great artistry made him influential in most aspects of French musical life; later in his career he taught at the Paris Conservatory and he also became the Principal conductor of the Paris Opera. He came to maturity just after France's defeat to Germany in the Franco-Prussian War (1871). The French cultural focus had turned inward and Taffanel became one of the leaders of the Paris music community. The silver flute allowed Taffanel to play with a much wider range of tone colors and with an unforced brilliance. This was the style that he taught to the next generation of French flutists This paper proposes that it was the confluence of two moments in time that helped to establish the French School of flute playing. The first was the universal acceptance of the Boehm system flute, and the second was the artistry of Paul Taffanel as he played on that flute.

The Jazz Book

Author : Joachim-Ernst Berendt
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A revised and expanded edition of an interpretive history incorporates examinations of leading artists and styles since 1992 as well as additional coverage of such subjects as John Zorn, non-western instruments, and the role of the avant-garde in tradition. Simultaneous.

My Complete Story of the Flute

Author : Leonardo De Lorenzo
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New edition of classic study includes Lorenzo's three addenda and new bibliographic and biographic material.

Sonata for clarinet violin flute or oboe and piano

Author : Johann Baptist Vanhal
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Method for the One Keyed Flute

Author : Janice Dockendorff Boland
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"Boland's clear, accessible text reflects years of professional experience as a performer and teacher of the one-key flute. Her book answers all the practical needs of beginners and offers advanced flutists a wealth of useful information. Even players wedded to the Boehm flute will gain fresh musical insights from Boland's comprehensive method."—Laurence Libin, Department of Musical Instruments, Metropolitan Museum of Art "This is the best introduction to the one-key (baroque) flute for Boehm system flute players available today. With her comprehensive knowledge of the numerous historical treatises and tutors and her extensive practical experience as a player and teacher, Jan Boland has fashioned a guide that is at the same time informative and enjoyable. I only wish it had been available when I set out to learn the one-key flute. It would have saved me much time and led me directly to the most important sources."—John Thow, composer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley "An easy-to-read format, clear prose, attractive graphics, and well chosen and very legible music make it an ideal beginner's tutor."—Betty Bang Mather, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa School of Music

The Flute and Flute Playing

Author : Ted Boehm
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The modern flute owes its invention to the author of this 1871 musicology classic. It details the instrument's acoustics, explains techniques for establishing proportions, keying, fingering, care and repair, and bass flute in G. Includes insights on development of tone, exercises, and methods of practicing and interpretation. Includes 50 illustrations plus reproductions of Boehm's letters and numerous notes by the translator.