Six sonatas or duets two flutes or violins op. 5
Edited by Rien de Reede.
First modern edition of a fundamental score of flutist literature of all time. Incredibly forgotten by contemporary publishers this collection has been awarded in the USA as the best edition of 2008 at the Newly Published Music Competition.
A famous flutist, born in Oberschaden on January 30, 1697. He became an orphan at the age of ten, began taking music lessons from his uncle who lost in a few months, then to the musician of the city that succeeded him in office. He spent seven and a half years with him and learned to play the violin, the oboe and the trumpet. Kisenwetter, organist of some merit, also gave him harpsichord lessons. The compositions of Hoffnan, Heinechen, and Telemann had been, at first, the object of his studies; the foreign singers and virtuosos who heard in the chapel of the Duke of Merseburg began to refine his taste and gave him the desire to travel to increase his knowledge.
He has been flutist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra for over thirty years and professor of flute and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
He has played in various chamber ensembles such as the Viotta Ensemble of the Concertgebouw and the Amsterdam Quartet (flute and strings). He has been a member of the famous Netherlands Wind Ensemble for more than ten years. Some of the greatest Dutch composers (Rudolf Escher, Theo Loevendie and Tristan Keuris) wrote and dedicated to him new works for flute, and so also foreign composers of the name of Ysang Yun, Jean Françaix, Gottfried Michael Koenig and Per Nørgård. He recorded a large number of CDs and recorded the concerts of Vivaldi, Mozart and Jolivet for Dutch television.
For some years he has been teaching privately in his studio in Tuscany, and in Amsterdam. He is regularly invited for master classes in Germany, England, Portugal, and Italy and in recent years also in Australia, Japan and the United States. In recent years he has intensified his activity as director and instructor of music for wind instruments and has been called to take care of the wind instruments section of the European Youth Orchestra.
As a curator and reviewer of critical editions he works permanently with Amadeus (Switzerland), Broekmans & Van Poppel and Knuf (The Netherlands), and for the Italian publishing house Riverberi Sonori.