The Emperor’s Flute or The Memoir of Charles Defutois – A Novel of the Eighteenth Century
“The Emperor’s Flute” is a riveting story of J.J. Quantz’ relationship with Frederick the Great. As his flute teacher and long-time mentor, he was about the only person in the kingdom who could criticize the royal flaws and keep still his head. The narrator in this historical novel is the royal French tutor, who almost loses his head. This story takes the reader into the musical world of the 18th Century court and reveals the life of a court musician.