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Quantz, Johann Joachim

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  • Quantz, Johann Joachim
  • Essai d'une Methode pour apprendre à jouer de la Flute Traversiere, avec plusieurs remarques pour servir au bon gout dans la Musique, Berlin: C.F. Voss, 1752
  • Paper
first (French) edition , 16, 336 & 20 pages, 4to (22.8 x 18.6cm), twelve leaves of engraved musical examples at end, engraved vignettes, gilt edges, contemporary mottled calf, splitting to joints at head of spine, worn but sound, [Hirsch, i 476; RISM, Ecrits, i, 677; Gregory & Bartlett, p.142]

Catalogue Note

Voss published the first edition of Quantz's celebrated treatise in 1752 in both German and French, which reflects the author's international approach to music.   Apart from being the most important flute tutor of its day, Quantz's celebrated treatise has chapters dealing with orchestras, the duties of the orchestral leader, the differences between national musical styles, and ornamentation.