Flute – METZLER, Martin

A four-part, boxwood flute by Martin METZLER (ca. 1755-1809), who made this instrument around the turn of the eighteenth century.Very... read more

Stephan KOCH – crème de la crème of Viennese master wind instrument makers

Stephan KOCH was born in Veszprém in Hungary on 12 April 1772. He was the son of the master turner,... read more

Flute – HAMICH

This elegant, German, Boxwood flute has ivory rings and a single brass key. We can date it to the late... read more

Oboe – ZIEGLER, Johann

This rare oboe by Johann ZIEGLER (1794/5-1858) was made around 1840 from finely selected figured Boxwood , decorated with ivory rings... read more

Tebaldo MONZANI – the Italian-born English gentlemen and musical entrepreneur

Tebaldo MONZANI was born in Verona in 1762. He was the son of a merchant called Anthonio MONZANI and his... read more

Johann ZIEGLER – Viennese woodwind instrument-making at its finest

A Hungarian in Vienna Johann ZIEGLER was born in Komárom in Hungary in 1794/5. Komárom is on the northern bank of... read more

Acoustical aspects of the transverse flute from 1700 to present

If you are interested in learning more about flute acoustics, we have an interesting article written by Jens Holger Rindel,... read more

What’s a pitch pipe and how do you use one?

A pitch pipe or pitchpipe is a small device that sounds one note or notes. It is used to establish... read more