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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:54 am 
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[Further thread revival. Just sayin' - Mod]

!Further thread revival!

I now have the Sarah van Cornewal CD mentioned above and it is very nice indeed. Very French! Well worth acquiring. She does in fact play on a Tulou "flute perfectionnée" - the fully developed version and one with a B foot!

I have just today come across these videos of a Kuhlau sonata played on a Grenser 8-key copy by Rudolph Tutz (one of the long-standing mainstay period instrument reproduction flute specialists) by a flautist I haven't previously heard of, Anne Pustlauk. Very nice. (Posted in this useful Facebook Group.)

Which reminds me, I don't think I have previously added this to this thread: F. Doppler - Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise op.26 played by Anna Besson on another Grenser copy by Martin Wenner.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:55 pm 
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Further (still) thread revival.
Just drawn to my attention on Facebook by Blayne Chastain, some lovely period pieces (excerpts, not whole works) played extremely well on a 1830s Viennese flute by Koch by Jan Boland, including the whole of Charles Nicholson's arrangement of Roslin Castle for solo flute. She doesn't play it on a Nicholson style flute, but she does a very persuasive job!

Adagio/Allegro moderato from Serenade for Guitar, Flute and Horn Op. 4 by Charles Dickhut

Andante molto sostenuto from Grand Duo Concertant Op. 85 by Mauro Giuliani

Scherzo from Grand Duo Concertant Op. 85 by Mauro Giuliani

Roslin Castle for solo flute arranged by Charles Nicholson

For interest's sake, here's a beautifully performed rendition of the Nicholson on a modern wooden Böhm flute - showing rather well when compared to Jan Boland's performance what Böhm lost as well as what he gained for the flute.

You can read along to the Nicholson with the facsimile score from Rick Wilson's website - his notes about it are worth reading.

FWIW, I think it's quite significant, not to say amusing, how similar in its way Ms. Boland's rendition of Nicholson's notation is in many respects to the methods and ideals of present day traditional slow air performance.

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Wow - I thought it was a clarinet when I heard the first few notes - eerie not hearing the usual heavy vibrato


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Hup wrote:
Wow - I thought it was a clarinet when I heard the first few notes - eerie not hearing the usual heavy vibrato


In Charles Nicholson's words, the ideal [wooden] flute tone should sound something between a hautboy and a clarionet.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:35 am 
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radcliff wrote:
I would like to listen to some virtuoso of my favourite instrument...
can you advise me someone who can really use the 8 keys flute?
(so all the keys, all tecniques, etc?)
obviously I'm not talking about trad ITM

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I think there are many good Baroque/Romantic/Folk 8-key flute players out there, who make good use of all or most of their keywork. However, I think the only one who probably resembles more closely the powerfull and brilliant tone of Charles Nicholson is our well known friend Chris Norman, especially when playing this kind of arrangements:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK1amvc3mdY
Old Sir Simon the king (with variations)
William McGibbon (arr.)
(c.1690 - 1756)
http://www.notamos.co.uk/146370.shtml

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:31 am 
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More revivification!
Gradually, gradually, there are more classically trained specialists putting out Romantic era flute material on C19th simple system flutes - not "our" English ones (which led to the modern "Irish"), for the most part, but still. Some lovely playing and interesting music too!

Anna Besson, Alexis Kossenko: Eugène Walckiers - Duo in B minor op. 57 no. 1 (Boléro) Alexis Kossenko - flute by Bellisent 1830 Anna Besson - flute by F Aurin after W Liebel c1845 (Alexis has commented on Facebook that he has two Tulou flutes undergoing renovation and that he hopes to re-record this piece using them.)

Anne Pustlauk is another specialising in and researching German/Austrian Romantic flutery. She has several tasty clips on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/a-pustlauk

Others to check out on YT and Soundcloud (who may have previous mentions up-thread) are Paolo Dalmoro and Wendell Dobbs.

See also my YT Playlist of Anna Besson, who is a marvel on everything from baroque traverso to modern Böhm and even "Irish" flute (no current videos on the latter, though, SFAIK). She also has overlapping but not all the same material on Soundcloud.

Professor Michael Lynn from the US also has some interesting flute demonstrations using repertory appropriate to the specific flute on Soundcloud associated with his also very interesting Original Flutes website.

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Here's another new-to-me collection of Romantic pieces on period flute and guitar.

Fantaisie op.337 de Ferdinando Carulli - Mika Putterman (flûte romantique) et Pascal Valois (guitare romantique)

Ständchen de Franz Schubert - Mika Putterman (flûte romantique) et Pascal Valois (guitare romantique)

Scherzo op. 85 de Mauro Giuliani - Mika Putterman (flûte romantique) et Pascal Valois (guitare romantique)

Mika is using a Liebel copy made by Tutz.

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Thanks.


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Mika Putterman also has a Soundcloud playlist featuring what appear to be the contents of her July 2015 album of pieces for flute and piano by Hummel and Beethoven. The album is available as MP3 downloads from Amazon (and probably elsewhere, but I haven't checked) but there don't seem to be hard copy CDs available.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:30 am 
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(Periodic) Thread Revival!

I've acquired quite a few recordings of simple system performances of Romantic era material contemporary to the flutes in recent times - gradually more is being done/appearing. I haven't time right now for an exhaustive list, but this one stands out as being of particular interest here. Dr. Martyn Shaw got his PhD for a thesis on Nicholson and acquired a T Prowse Nicholson's Improved flute from Robert Bigio specifically for his research and his degree recital. I only discovered recently he has actually issued a CD using it. It's available on Amazon etc. or from his website. He is giving a lunchtime recital in Huddersfield in March which I am planning to attend - ticketting details here and more info here.

As for the CD, I'm not writing a full review, but it is both very interesting and, to me, slightly disappointing in that there is only one Nicholson composition in the programme. Also, playing-wise, though Shaw gets a lovely sound out of the Prowse flute, I don't feel he really finds the power and resonance we would expect and Nicholson would surely have drawn from the low end range. Still well worth acquiring, though.

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Yet another thread revival!

There do seem gradually to be more classical period instrument players venturing into the C19th multi-keyed flute and doing the graft to command the instrument. I've acquired several more CDs since the previous post, but no time right now to check and list them. Few seem to be playing the English instrument we love here, but there's remarkable playing on German, Austrian and French versions of the flute to be found and enjoyed.

Just recently Alexis Kossenko, virtuoso French player of flutes through time from baroque to modern, has been posting some informal videos on Facebook. He's worth checking out around the Web, but for now, here's his latest (amazing, phenomenal) FB offering:

https://www.facebook.com/777243497/post ... 2955973498

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I just posted a link to this on the YouTube thread, but I think its also worth a shout for Breton
flute player Erwan Menguy here. The level of control and mastery of the flute he demonstrates
is quite astonishing, and he seems to be able to do it across several genres.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_BSKhRs8TQ

I first came across Erwan's playing in this youtube video, which is also wonderful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYREXxIbKI0

Erwan recently released an album, called Spring Days, featuring the first tune above. I see that it is
now available on iTunes. Highly recommended!


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Check out Wendell Dobbs - he’s a friend and an awesome simple system classical player. I’m pretty sure he’s what you’re looking for...

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