Tuesday 30 August 2016
Tune of the Day: Study in D major by Boehm
from “24 Caprice-Etudes for Flute”
This Presto in D major is the twenty-first piece of a collection of 24 “Caprice-Études” for flute by Theobald Boehm, the German inventor who perfected the modern Western concert flute. These studies originally served to demonstrate the playability of Boehm's improved instrument in all 24 keys, but they are also very useful technical exercises.