Composer
BIGIO
Title
Readings in the History of the Flute
Publisher
Tony Bingham
Product Code
48B079461137

Monographs, essays, reviews, letters, and advertisements from 19th century London; selected and edited with an introduction by Robert Bigio. It was estimanted in 1829 that one man in ten in London played the flute. Players, teachers, composers and makers competed for their share of the vast market for anything to do with the flute. Much of the history of the flute in the 19th century is based on the works in this collection, which includes descriptions of newly-invented flutes, arguments about their relative merits and some extraordinary battles between rival makers and players.

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