Updates


  • 2011, August 31. New page on traditional fifes.
  • 2008, July 8. Page on rim-blown flutes (neys, kavals), under World Flutes.
  • 2008, June 12. Page on Chinese flutes, under World Flutes.
  • 2007, May 28. Couesnon catalog excerpts (Paris, 1930–31).
  • 2007 May 22. Interview about the web site, from the NYFC Newsletter, available.
  • 2007 March 14. Page on Viennese and Italian flutes added.
  • 2007 January 3. Page on Tulou's flûte perfectionée added.
  • 2006 November 9. Pentenrieder and Pupeschi system flutes added.
  • 2006 September 23. Burose's fingering for the 15-key flute added to fingering charts page.
  • 2006 August 9. Article "The trill in the classical period".
  • 2006 August 1. 19C s.s. fingering chart updated and PDF file now available. More on 19C facsimiles page, Mahillon's pamphlet re-scanned.
  • 2006 July 21. 19C facsimiles page now contains works of Charles Nicholson, etc.
  • 2006 July 18. Article "The short appoggiatura in the 19th century".
  • 2006 July 13. Page of free facsimiles of flute methods and music begun. Dressler's Instructions (1828) available.
  • 2006 February 25. Rudall, Carte & Co. catalog of 1931 added to the Old Flute Catalogs page.
  • 2006 February 10. Nicholson's arrangement of Roslin Castle added.
  • 2005 November 12. Clementi catalog of 1823 added to the Old Flute Catalogs page.
  • 2005 September 14. Link to "for sale" added at the bottom.
  • 2005 August 20. Sample lecture/demonstration program posted.
  • 2005 July 6. Giorgi flutes page added.
  • 2005 July 1. Reform flutes page added.
  • 2005 January 1. 19C Boehm flutes page added. Article on Dorus G# key.
  • 2004 June 21. Sound samples from KrazyKat's Konzert of Kuhlau and Köhler.
  • 2004 March 03. Berlioz on the flute in the orchestra.
  • 2004 February 22. Schwedler flutes; Koehler's endorsement of Zimmermann flutes; "standard" 5, 8, and 11-key flutes.
  • 2004 January 01. 19C German simple system flutes.
  • 2003 December 28. Meyer and "nach Meyer" flutes.
  • 2003 December 23. American simple system survey. Catlin's flutes.
  • 2003 December 16. 19C simple system fingering chart.
  • 2003 December 10. 19C simple system, II: Playing characteristics and performance
  • 2003 December 08. Renaissance flute fingering chart.
  • 2003 December 03. Rockstro's fingerings for the third octave of the Siccama and "old-fingering" flutes.
  • 2003 December 01. Carte 1867 System, "old system" and Pratten flutes.
  • 2003 November 29. Carte 1851 System, English hybrid historical survey.
  • 2003 November 25. De Lorenzo vs. Smith (1904).
  • 2003 November 24. Monzani's flutes.
  • 2003 November 22. Carte's fingering chart for his 1867 System flute.
  • 2003 November 21. A few remarks added (after * * *) on the "Quick Comparison" page.
  • 2003 November 19. Under historical surveys: 19C English and French simple system flutes.
  • 2003 November 13. Under "details": Siccama and Radcliff system flutes; also Clinton's Equisonant flute and "flute for India".
  • 2003 November 12. Rudall Carte catalog of 1922.
  • 2003 November 05. "Moe plays the flute" added.
  • 2003 October 31. Charts for 6-key flute from The Compleat Tutor.
  • 2003 October 29. Dorus' fingering and trills from L'Étude de la Nouvelle Flûte, 1845. Schwedler trill chart.
  • 2003 October 28. Schwedler fingering chart and Mahillon's Hints on Fingering the Boehm Flute, both under "fingering charts".
  • 2003 October 24. Monzani fingering and trill charts. Klemm catalog flute pages. W. N. James on modes (keys), 1826. H. Macaulay Fitzgibbon on characteristics of the flute (1914).
  • 2003 October 23. Added excerpts from Wetzger, showing flute types circa 1910. Temporarily on both main page index and under catalogs.
  • 2003 October 13. Added historical surveys on classical flutes and 19C simple system keys.
  • 2003 October 06. More fingering charts: Koehler, one-key trills.
  • 2003 October 01. Fingering charts link implemented: Lindsay, Dressler, Altes, and a chart for one-key flutes.
  • 2003 September 30. Material added to "Baroque flutes". Other minor changes.
  • 2003 September 27. First posting and public announcement. The implemented links are "Some significant dates", "Quick comparison of four flute types", "Renaissance flutes", "Baroque flutes", and "Old flute catalogs, price lists, and advertisements".