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Classical Four-joint Flutes

One-keyed flutes at the end of the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth had a penetrating and even tone quality, generally similar to that of the keyed flutes that had started coming into use. The models on this page are more extrovert than baroque and rococo styles, though the Palanca has qualities not unlike earlier types.

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  • HEINRICH GRENSER (Dresden, 1764-1813) Ebony or boxwood flute, with and/or without additional keys, based on numerous originals made after c1798. a=430, 435, 440.


  • CARLO PALANCA (Torino, c1690-1783) Ebony originals in Stockholm and Frankfurt, and a boxwood original in Washington. a=415, 430, 440.

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