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 Baroque Flute Teachers Yellow Pages

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From 19842009 Catherine Folkers and Ardal Powell made professional-quality baroque flutes and other historical transverse flutes closely modeled on excellent original designs from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Our company, Folkers & Powell, earned a worldwide reputation for uncompromising accuracy and fidelity of spirit. Our customers ranged all the way from beginners on the baroque flute to the world's leading exponents. We thank you all for the privilege of working together to pursue the personal challenge of responding to historical information about music and music-making.

We founded the company in the belief that music, instruments, and playing styles are all interconnected, so that music has the best effect when realized with sympathy, using instruments and performance conventions current when it was created. In the thousand flutes we made over our 25 years in business we made every effort to capture the unique qualities of tone and intonation in the original instruments. Though we are no longer producing instruments we are keeping this website, instituted in 1994, in place to provide information for current and future owners, and to host the Baroque Flute Teachers Yellow Pages, here since 2000.

Research on contemporary music and performance styles also played a large part in our work. We built a separate educational site at flutehistory.com to give information on historical matters not directly related to Folkers & Powell flutes.

If you are new to the world of historical flutes, begin at our start page. If you would like help staying in touch with the latest ideas and research, we suggest you subscribe to the quarterly newsletter TRAVERSO, now edited by Linda Pereksta.

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