"The veritable vade mecum for that instrument."--Ovation.
"Absolutely indispensable to everyone connected with the flute and flute playing, from the professional to every public school teacher."--The School Musician.
"A landmark in the literature of the flute and a must for both professional and amateur flutist alike."--Pan.
"The last section, which includes the orchestration and publishing information of flute literature from the Baroque to the present, is worth its weight in gold--not only for the flutist, but for the music librarian as well."--Library Journal.
"An indispensable source book for flutists on every level."--IThe Radcliffe Quarterly.
"Toff's scholarship was impressive in The Development of the Modern Flute, and her latest effort reflects the same meticulous approach....a wealth of information about a fascinating instrument."Choice.
About the Author
Nancy Toff is the author of The Development of the Modern Flute and Georges Barrère and the Flute in America. Highly respected as a writer, researcher, and lecturer, she has been a consultant to the Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection in the Library of Congress and the Department of Musical Instruments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A former president of the New York Flute Club, she studied flute with Arthur Lora and James Pappoutsakis.