Aurin Palanca Flute Grenadilla a=415
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Aurin Palanca flute grenadilla a=415. Fridtjof Aurin works in Germany and makes an excellent copy of an original by Carlo Palanca, Torino, ca. 1750, in grenadilla with silver key a=415. The transverse flutes made by Carlo Palance (ca. 1690-1783), bassoonist and instrument maker from Turin, are well known for their very open and direct sound plus their extraordinarily good intonation. The original, on which this copy is based, is an ebony flute in a private collection in Frankfurt. The sound of the instrument is decidedly elegant and agile. Made with grenadilla, Palanca flutes are fantastically suited for orchestral work, as it requires above all a sustainable, strong sound. With its oval embouchure-hole and its very even intonation, especially with the use of fork-fingering, a Palanca flute is often favoured by flutists used to a Boehm flute, as they rapidly feel at home with this instrument. The Palanca flute is a very versatile instrument, on which the whole baroque and part of the early classical flute repertoires of the 18th century can be played without problems. The oval embouchure provides a strong and powerful, though elegant sound perfect for the baroque (or early classical) repertoire.