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Wenner Baroque Flute after "Buffardin le Fils" in Grenadilla

by Wenner
1 review
£2,100.00
£1,750.00 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)
SKU WEN36BBA

A new baroque flute model by German maker Martin Wenner.

Pierre Gabriel Buffardin (ca. 1690–1768) was one of the most famous flautists of his time and a pioneer of the transverse flute in Germany. From 1715 to 1749, he was the first flutist of the Dresden Hofkapelle, one of the best and most famous orchestras of the time. Buffardin was a colleague of Pisendel, Veracini, Weiss and also Quantz, who he taught.

Although it is documented that Buffardin was engaged in flute-making, none of his instruments has survived. It is all the more astonishing that in 2015 this flute with the signature ‘BUFFARDIN LE FILS’ appeared. The flute shows a high level of craftsmanship and represents a symbiosis of French and German flute-making.

This flute is characterised by a robust and warm sound, which is enormously carrying. It is excellently suited for the interpretation of High Baroque flute music and is extremely versatile.

It is made in grenadilla and is at a=415.

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12/07/2021
水口善一郎
Japan Japan

excellent flute

The tone quality is robust. The sound rises quickly, and the outline of the sound is clear and beautiful. Therefore, it is easy to play fast phrases. I think the pitch is more accurate than a typical baroque flute, but it tends to be basically the same as a regular one. For example, F and G sharps are high. For the temperament of the accompanied keyboard, I recommend meantone (1/4, 1/5, 1 / 6sc can be used) or vallotti.

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