Innovations of Theobald Boehm to the Flute Construction

Burcin Barut dikicigiller

Abstract


Theobald Boehm who had a long life full of creativity, tried to maintain his creativity and performing activities concurrently for almost sixty years in order to bring perfection to the construction of the flute. Two generation flutes that the German master invented in 1832 and 1847 had been one of the most important achievements in the development of the construction of the instrument until that date and those reforms had brought Boehm the reputation which he deserved. Beside from the reforms he made regarding the construction of the flute, Theobald Boehm also stands outs with the musical pieces that he wrote for this instrument. In this study, formation process of the Boehm system flute which is still being used and the evolution of the flute during this process has been analyzed and it has been aimed to relay the importance of Theobald Boehm, who has made a great contribution for the flute to become a solo instrument instead of orchestral instrument and obtain status, in the history of the flute to today’s flautists.


Keywords


Boehm System, Construction of the Flute, Theobald Boehm, Transverse Flute.

Full Text:

PDF

References


Aktüze, İ. (2003). Ansiklopedik Müzik Sözlüğü. Birinci Basım. İstanbul: Pan Yayıncılık.

Bate, P., & Böhm, L. (2001). Theobald Boehm. The New Grove Dictionary, Vol.3, Ed. Stanley Sadie, John Tyrrell, New York: Macmillian Publishers Limited. (pp. 777-778).

Boehm, T. (1871). The Flute and Flute Playing: In Acoustical, Technical and Artistic Aspects. Translated and Annotated by Dayton C. Miller 1908.

Maclagan, S., (2014, July 10). 19th Century Boehm Flutes. Retrieved from website: http://www.oldflutes.com/boehm.htm

Montagu, J., (I, II), Brown, H. M., Frank, J., Powell, A. (II) (2001). The Western transverse flute: History.

The Boehm Flute. The New Grove Dictionary, Vol.9, Ed. Stanley Sadie, John Tyrrell, New York: Macmillian Publishers Limited. (pp. 41-43).

Powell, A. (2002). The Flute. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Tatu, A. G. (2006). Flüt Metodu. Birinci Basım. İstanbul: Pan Yayıncılık.

Toff, N. (1996). The Flute Book. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Zakian, L., (2014, July 10). Flute History. Boehm New System Flute, 1832. Retrieved from website: http://www.jlpublishing.com/FluteHistory.htm




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v3i11.593

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




.............................................................................................................................

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

.............................................................................................................................

If you find difficulties in submitting manuscript please forward your doc file to support@theartsjournal.org. Our support team will assist you in submission process and other technical matters.

In order to get notifications on inbox please add theartsjournal.org in your email safe list.

Journal of Arts and Humanities (Print) ISSN:2167-9045

Journal of Arts and Humanities (Online) ISSN: 2167-9053

[Journal of Arts and Humanities previously published by MIR Center for Socio-Economic Research, MD, USA. From February 2018 this journal is published by the LAR Center Press, OR, USA]