“This book is for you!”
How appropriate that such a wonderful player of the early flute should write such a wonderful book about it. This is a truly practical guide. The section on the development of the flute gives examples of how well known players of the day coped with and improved their instruments, together with sections on buying an instrument and taking care of it. The other sections (technique, style and case studies of particular pieces) are centred entirely on how to play. This book is extremely easy to read and had me fascinated just reading the preface. It doesn't matter whether you are an expert, a novice or just plain cynical about the whole business - this book is for you.
- Historical sources
- The development of the flute 1700 -1900
- Case Studies
Appendix A: Flute treatises and tutors in chronological order
Appendix B: Fingering charts