Wenner Baroque Flute after Rottenburgh in European Boxwood
This baroque flute by renowned maker Martin Wenner is after an original by G. A. Rottenburgh.
Although there are several original flutes by him still surviving today, the one that is most often copied is owned by Barthold Kuijken. It is has been very well preserved and is in exceptional condition and can be heard on recordings by Kuijken.
The original flute is made of boxwood which has been stained and treated with violin varnish. It has seven middle joints and is equipped with a screw-cork and foot register which can be pulled out to fit the middle joints. The flute plays very well with middle joint No. 5 at a=415 Hz, making it possible to reproduce the original without any alterations.
Its round embouchure and very balanced character make the Rottenburgh a universally employable flute which can span the complete range of Baroque flute music in very sensitive style.
This reconstruction by Wenner is in European boxwood, with a foot register and screw-cork, and at baroque pitch (a=415) just like the original. The surface is finished with violin varnish, enhancing the quality of sound.