Quantz Flute

Live to air performance and interview
on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne

Listen to Greg Dikmans play his beloved Quantz flute, a copy of an instrument by Johann Joachim Quantz c.1740 made by Philippe Allain-Dupré (Paris, 2015).

The flute is pitched at A=392 Hz (one tone below modern pitch) and has a dark, rich, vocal quality. This was Quantz’ sound ideal.

Frederick II (the Great)

Grave from Sonata in E minor

Georg Philipp Telemann

Fantasia in D minor (1727/28)

Dolce — Allegro (fugue) — Spirituoso

In the interview Greg talks about his Quantz flute, music at the court of Frederick the Great and the program for a concert on 23 September 2016 titled ‘Music for a Prussian King’.

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Recorded on 10 September 2016 at 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.
Program: ‘Music in Melbourne’.
Presenter: Sascha Kelly.

Baroque Flute Solos

Recorded Live on the Camino de Santiago

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Divers Pièces pour une Flûte-Traverière seule (Paris, 1728)
[Suite in] D major
Prélude | Brunette – La Soliciteuse (Doucement) |
Gavotte – L’Hardie | Rondeau – La Molesse (Gracieusement)
[Suite in] E minor
Brunette – La Craintive (Lentment) | Gavotte en Rondeau – L’Indiscrete

Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia in D minor (1727/28): Dolce

Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita in A minor: Allemande (excerpt)

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“I walked 12.4 kms in the morning on the way to Burgos and was the first of my group to reach San Juan de Ortega. I ate my lunch quickly so I could get some time in the church before we had to head off again.”

”There was no time for thought or preparation — just put the flute together and play. I played for the sheer joy of being in such a wonderful space.”

”I had about 15 minutes of almost complete silence. After that people started talking and making noises in the background. The recorded pieces are the first few I played in the order I played them.”

— Greg Dikmans

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Tech Specs

LIVE CONCERT (excerpts)

Date: Sunday 11 May 2014 – 3:00pm
Venue: Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

Joseph Haydn: Divertimenti for flute, violin & cello

Elder Perspectives Series (Adelaide, SA)

“Haydn wrote the recipes. Elysium turned them into delectable music.”

“Classicism at its most perfectly formed, and most persuasively performed.”

Read the Review Program & Notes Photos

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