Friedrich von Huene (1929– ) is arguably crucial producer of historic woodwinds within the twentieth century. due to the fact that he started making recorders in 1958, von Huene has exerted a powerful effect at the craft of establishing woodwind tools and at the examine of instrument–making, as he has helped to form the rising box of Early song functionality perform. Recipient of lifetime fulfillment awards from the yank Musical Instrumental Society, the nationwide Flute organization, and Early track the United States, he has remained on the leading edge of study and layout of ancient copies of recorders, flutes, and oboes. In a compelling narrative that mixes biography, cultural heritage, and technical organological enquiry, Geoffrey Burgess explores von Huene’s impression at the craft of old instrument–making and the position organology has performed within the emergence of the Early song flow within the post-war era.
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