«Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen» and its Author


This is the first publication in the series of extracts from the J. J. Quantz’s treatise «Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen» translated into Russian by Ekaterina Dryazzhina; in most cases, the extracts are related to performance practice. The introductory article gives the necessary biographic information about Quantz, describes the structure and the content of the treatise, its historical and aesthetic context, the practical issues that arise when using this treatise as a manual on flute playing. Comments on main issues discussing in the Introduction and in the first three captures of «Versuch…» are also given.