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(Paris, d. 1752) Ebony original in a private collection in Frankfurt, Germany. a=405.

Leclerc flute by Folkers & Powell

The Instrument

Two stamps appear on this instrument: that of Leclerc (d1752) and on its headjoint that of (Louis) Jean Baptiste Fortier, a maker from Rouen, France, who worked from 1708-1729. Not much is known about either maker. The flute has a very large bore, thin headjoint walls and comparatively large embouchure. It is not easy to play it softly: it prefers to make a full and robust sound.

The Music

The solos of Michel Blavet come to mind for this instrument: it likes to astonish with its brilliance rather than to touch the heart.

No sound sample is available for this instrument.

Order options

This flute is available as a special order only.

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