(Dresden, 1764-1813) Ebony or boxwood flute, after
several originals with different key-configurations made between
c1798 and c1806 . Choose from keys for: Bb
(left thumb or right index finger), C (right index finger
or hole for left thumb), G#, long, short or double F, lower
extension to C# or C. With screw-cork. a=430, 435, 440.
We also make an ebony or boxwood one-keyed flute based on
numerous originals made after c.1798. With screw-cork.
a=430, 435, 440.
We are confident that our Anonymous piccolo
is also the product of Henrich Grenser's workshop.
Heinrich Grenser succeeded his uncle and father-in-law
August in the late 1790s and kept
the Grenser workshop at the forefront of European woodwind-making
through the turn of the 19th century. Though Heinrich made
certain changes to the design and added keys in all sorts
of configurations, the basic acoustics of his instruments
were still those of the mid-18th century. The great skill
and care of his workmen are evident in each instrument with
the H. GRENSER stamp, and until the Tromlitz
flute became available in the mid-1990s, his keyed flutes
were the best model for modern classical keyed flutes. We
now encourage everyone who asks for a Grenser keyed flute
to try a Tromlitz first.
Grenser flutes are much in favor among orchestral
flutists playing Mozart (although most of the symphonies were
written before this type existed), Beethoven, and the classical
symphonists. Our Grenser keyed flutes can be heard on many
of the recordings by British orchestras made in the past two