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Aurin Baroque Flute after Castel in stained boxwood a=440


Price
£1,595.00
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Instrument
Flute
Media
Instrument
Accessory
Instrument
Period
Baroque
Maker
Aurin
Code
AURBFC

The original of this instrument is most probably the oldest preserved four part Italian flute.

Giuseppe Castel’s workshop was presumably Venetian, maybe in Venice itself, as he used the Venetian lion on his stamp. A connection to Vivaldi is therefore most likely.

The original boxwood flute is fitted with wide ivory rings and a decoratively engraved silver key. It has a small oval shaped embouchure and a wide bore with surprisingly little tapering. As a result, the flute has a very full and rounded tone, despite the high tuning of almost a=440 Hz, which was not unusual for Italian instruments.

Aurin's copies of Castel’s flute are made of boxwood or ebony.

For the wide ornamental rings and the cap, a new material is used which has been specifically developed bu Aurin. With its very high density it possesses similar physical qualities to real ivory.

This flute is made of stained boxwood and is pitched at a=440.