Johann Joachim Quantz  
Johann Joachim Quantz
Johann Joachim Quantz (30 January 1697 12 July 1773) was a German flutist, flute maker and composer.

Frederick the Great playing a flute concerto in Sanssouci, C. P. E. Bach at the piano, Quantz is leaning on the wall to the right; by Adolph Menzel, 1852.
Quantz was born in Oberscheden, near Gttingen, Germany. He began his musical studies as a child with his uncle's son-in-law (his blacksmith father died when Quantz was young; on his deathbed, he begged his son to follow in his footsteps), later going to Dresden and Vienna. He studied composition extensively and pored over scores of the masters to adopt their style. During his tenure in Dresden, he abandoned the violin and the oboe in order to pursue the flute. He studied with Pierre Gabriel Buffardin. It was during this time as musician to Frederick Augustus II of Poland that he began to concentrate on the flute, performing more and more on the instrument.
He gradually became known as the finest flautist in Europe, and toured France and England. He became a flute teacher, flute maker and composer to Frederick II of Prussia (Frederick the Great) in 1740. He was an innovator in flute design, adding keys to the instrument to help with intonation, for example. He often criticized Vivaldi for being too wild when he played.

Although Quantz wrote many pieces of music, mainly for the flute (including around 300 flute concertos and over 200 sonatas), he is best known today as the author of Versuch einer Anweisung die Flte traversiere zu spielen (1752) (titled On Playing the Flute in English), a treatise on traverso flute playing. It is a valuable source of reference regarding performance practice and flute technique in the 18th century.
Quantz died in 1773 in Potsdam.

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The Sources of Johann Joachim Quantz's Inspiration
Johann Joachim Quantz: Concerto for flute in G major n. 161 (QV 5:174) - I. Allegro assai
Johann Joachim Quantz
Concerto for flute, strings and basso continuo in G major n. 161 (QV 5:174)

I. Allegro assai

Johannes Walter (flute)

Dresdner Chambersoloist / Johannes Walter (director)

J. J. Quantz - Concerto 10 No. 4 in G
Concerto, 10. Flauto Travers: Primo, Flauto Travers: Secondo, Oboe Primo, Oboe secondo, Violino Concertato, Violino primo ripieno, Violino secondo, Violetta, Fagotto, Cembalo

Concerto No. 4 for two flutes, two oboes, solo violin, strings and continuo in G major (QV 6: 6), by Johann Joachim Quantz.

It was mostly written at the Dresden court.

Performed by Musica ad Rhenum.
Jed Wentz, Marion Moonen (baroque flute I & II)
Lex Vos, Paul van der Linden (baroque oboe I & II)
Norbert Kunst (baroque bassoon)
Florian Deuter (baroque violin)

J.J.Quantz - concerto for two flutes in G minor (1/3)
Concerto in g minor for 2 flutes, strings, oboes & bassoon.

J.J.Quantz - concerto for two flutes in G minor (2/3)
Concerto in g minor for 2 flutes, strings, oboes & bassoon.

J.J.Quantz - concerto for two flutes in G minor (3/3)
Concerto in g minor for 2 flutes, strings, oboes & bassoon.


Johann Joachim Quantz Flute Sonatas N 272 277
Lon Berben, Verena Fischer & Klaus-Dieter Brandt
Quantz, Flute Concerto in C minor. Flautista Jean-Pierre Rampal
Quantz, Concerto for flute & orchestra in C minor.
1. Allegretto e con spirito
2. Arioso ma mesto
3. Allegro
Flautista Jean-Pierre Rampal
Maurizio Orefice - J.J..Quantz: Concerto in Sol mag. per flauto orchestra d'archi e basso continuo
J.J.Quantz: Concerto in Sol mag. per flauto, orchestra d'archi ebasso continuo. - Orchestra "Alessandro Scarlatti" di Napoli. - Direttore: Angelo Faja - flauto solista: Maurizio Orefice. - Registrazione effettuata negli studi di Napoli, Maggio 1995
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