2 in stock as of August 12th, 2016
The Vivaldi Minor is one of my favorite flutes. It is amazing. This flute takes me to another place.
It has a classical anointing that seems to drop you into the Renaissance period. It is wonderful for improvisation.
Now available in beautiful exotic Cocobolo, a collectible hard wood from the Pacific rim area between Mexico and Nicaragua.
Tip: By going up and down the scale your ear will get tuned to the melodic minor scale.
All fingers closed but the top hole open is the high do. Finding a nice place of acoustics to play in, will further enrich this gorgeous flute.
Plays nicely in 2 octaves and is approximately 16 1/2 inches long in the key of G# Minor.
The Cocobolo Vivaldi Minor comes with a protective flutebag.
The Vivaldi Minor Flute is a tribute to classical musician Antonio Vivaldi from Venice Italy who was a virtuoso on the violin playing all around Europe and impressing royalty and the Pope with his gift of music. Of Vivaldi a German architect said, "Vivaldi played a solo accompaniment excellently, and at the conclusion he added a free fantasy which absolutely astounded me, for it is hardly possible that anyone has ever played, or ever will play, in such a fashion."
In 1704 at 25, Vivaldi became a priest, but being weak in the lungs he was unable to speak from a pulpit and served in the early 1700's teaching music to orphaned and abandoned girls and toured with them throughout Europe. Due to his bright red hair he was called the Red Priest.
Years later due to the death of his biggest fan, the emperor of France, Charles the 6th who had sent for Vivaldi to come, but was not around to support him, and due to much musical competition and no benefactor, Vivaldi died a year later broke. There was not even any music played at his humble burial. His music was silent for the next 200 years. But his music was rediscovered at the beginning of the 1900's and after World War Two, his music soothed a hurt world being rebuilt in heart and soul. Today Vivaldi is honored as one of the treasured classical Baroque composers of the world.
Erik the Flutemaker
14701 SW 18th Court
Davie, FL 33325