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The keyed flute

Author: Johann George Tromlitz; Ardal Powell
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Early music series (London, England : 1976), 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Keyed Flute is a translation and study of J.G. Tromlitz's tutor for the 8-keyed flute, first published in German in 1800, a time when countless different kinds of flute were in use. It is the first serious 19th-century method book for the instruments, explaining in great detail how to play flutes of Tromlitz's own special design.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Methods (Music)
Methods
Early works to 1800
Methods Early works to 1800
Méthodes Ouvrages avant 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann George Tromlitz; Ardal Powell
ISBN: 0198164629 9780198164623
OCLC Number: 34077124
Language Note: Translation of: Über die Flöten mit mehr Klappen.
Description: xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Flute Market in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe: Tutors, Instruments, Music, and Performance --
Aspects of Flute-Playing in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe --
Tromlitz, his Flutes, and the 1800 Tutor --
Text of The Keyed Flute / Johann George Tromlitz --
App. I. Flute making in the Late Eighteenth Century --
App. II. To the Musical Public (1796) / J.G. Tromlitz --
App. III. Critique of The Keyed Flute / Heinrich Grenser --
App. IV. 'Essay of an Acoustic' / J.H. Liebeskind --
App. V. AMZ Thread Beginning with 'Modest Enquiries ... ' [extract], by A. Andre ending with 'Essay on a Beautiful Tone' / J.G. Tromlitz --
App. VI 'The Defects of the Flute' [extract] / H.W.T. Pottgiesser --
Register of Instruments Cited.
Series Title: Early music series (London, England : 1976), 17.
Other Titles: Über die Flöten mit mehrern Klappen.
Responsibility: by Johann George Tromlitz ; translated and edited with an introduction by Ardal Powell.
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J.G. Tromlitz's German tutor for the keyed flute explains in great detail how to play a flute of that period. In addition to a complete translation, this edition contains a study of the flute's  Read more...

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