Articles about Music History

Joseph Spanner, flutist in Prague

Even at a distance of only two hundred years in time, and even looking at major world cities, so much of our historical detail is lost that we can scarcely construct a realistic idea of what cultural activities were like, ...

The Dilettant: A Monthly Musical Magazine for Flute

The early nineteenth century was truly the zenith for the popularity of the flute among amateur players. The volume of compositions written for this market during the period was immense. A critic reviewing the op. 107 by Gabrielsky (his Trois ...

Amand Vanderhagen: works for flute

Most of the existing (small) literature on Amand Vanderhagen focuses on his production for his own primary instrument, the clarinet, for which produced two methods (1785, 1799), as well as three concertos. Vanderhagen must also have had a notable facility ...