Johann Joahim Quantz. Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen. Die VIII und IX Hauptstücke

Translation and Сommentary by Ekaterina Dryazzhina

The series of extracts from the J. J. Quantz’s treatise related closely to performance practice is continued in this publication. In the translator’s comments the doctrine of small ornaments (grace notes, trills) is interpreted as a phenomenon of gallant style; its connection with the propositions of the other German treatises of the second half of the 18th century covering the issue is retraced.