Add a Vintage Flute to your Repertoire!

by Alan Weiss Many flutists have been finding value in playing and understanding traversos and simple system flutes for 18th and early 19th century compositions. Playing these instruments adds insight to period style and performance practices. The same should be said of 19th and 20th century early Böhm system flutes. Flute playing and flute -making have evolved since the invention of the modern Böhm cylindrical flute in 1847. Theobold Böhm improved upon his original 1832 ring key conical system to vastly improve tone, volume, and intonation. The 1847 model essentially remains today. Flutist, engineer, scientist, and inventor Theobold Böhm realized … Continue reading Add a Vintage Flute to your Repertoire!