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by Wildlion
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Bach E minor Flute concerto
Replies: 3
Views: 5335

Hi dalghakk,

I posted this exact same topic several months ago. The recording of which you speak was an arrangement by Galway himself on a piece Bach originally wrote for harpsichord. I don't know if that particular arrangement is actually in print. If it is, I'm not able to find it.
by Wildlion
Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Japanese composers
Replies: 2
Views: 4096

Japanese composers

I have heard some recent great pieces by Japanese composers for concert flutes. I can't remeber the names, though.

Anybody know names or where their music can be found?
by Wildlion
Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: J.S. Bach Concerto in E minor
Replies: 0
Views: 2614

J.S. Bach Concerto in E minor

The poster's comment about the sonata below prompted this posting. Galway and Rampal have both recorded a version of this concerto. Turns out this is actually a harpsichord concerto in D minor (BWV 1059)--that has also been transcribed and arranged for oboe. I have looked everywhere for a copy: IMC ...
by Wildlion
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Matit carbon fibre flutes- anybody ever played one?
Replies: 6
Views: 7822

The fellow in the US is a fellow named Neil Krane in Boston. He is the only US distributor, for some reason. He has not responded to three emails and the only phone number listed (which is the only one Matti Kahonen has) has been connected. I wrote back and forth with the flutemaker, Matti Kahonen, ...
by Wildlion
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: High quality alto flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 14488

You, however, may have exactly the opposite experience, so it's up to you to play them and decide for yourself. Ain't that the truth? :roll: Unfortunately, I'm not going to make it to Pittsburgh this year. I wanted to go, but other things intruded. I do know that J.L. Smith and Weissmann have trave...
by Wildlion
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: High quality alto flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 14488

Do you have thoughts on the Altus vs. the Yamaha? You initially seemed to recommend the Yamaha. Both are several thousand dollars. I play a Yamaha concert flute and I was bequeathed a Jupiter alto, which I play in different contexts frequently. I find that IT is often unreliable in its intonation, a...
by Wildlion
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: High quality alto flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 14488

Hi flutepicc! Thanks so much for your reply. I have heard a variety of comments on the Yamaha model, but it has actually been quite polarized. People either loved it or they hated it. I beleive you, but I've actually heard the opposite, that the brass made it not warm, but tinny and thin, and unreli...
by Wildlion
Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: High quality alto flute?
Replies: 4
Views: 8098

High quality alto flute?

I would be interested to know opinions on high quality alto flutes. The names I've heard most consistently are Altus, Haynes and Miyazawa. I'm looking for consistency in all three octaves, which some of the other models lack.

Hope someone has some advice for me. :) :) :) :D
by Wildlion
Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: High quality alto flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 14488

High quality alto flute?

I would be interested to know opinions on high quality alto flutes. The names I've heard most consistently are Altus, Haynes and Miyazawa. I'm looking for consistency in all three octaves, which some of the other models lack.

Hope someone has some advice for me. :) :) :) :D
by Wildlion
Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Matit carbon fibre flutes- anybody ever played one?
Replies: 6
Views: 7822

Matit carbon fibre flutes- anybody ever played one?

I guess the subject line speaks for itself. I recently came across the website. www.matitflutes.com. Unfortunately, there only seems to be one distributor in the US and his number has been disconected. I'd be interested to know what the experience was of anybody who has managed to lay their hands on...