Clementi & Co. 4-key


Instrument: 4-key flute in D, boxwood with ivory rings and silver keys, original wooden case (c.1810)

Maker: Clementi & Co, London (1802-1831)

Pitch: A=440

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Notes: At the time this flute was made the company was owned by composer/pianist Muzio Clementi. I think this flute must be quite early, possibly 1802-1803 as the stamp does not include an address. The flute is very much in the Classical style unaffected by Nicholson’s ideas.

Demonstration recordings:

Two movements from Haydn Trios

https://soundcloud.com/mloberlin/sets/clementi-london-4-key-flute-c1810

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