C.PALANCA (~1750)

flute Palanca


Carlo Palanca (1688-1783) was a bassoonist and wind instrument maker in Turin.

This model has been realised after an original in a private collection in Frankfurt, dated 1750.

A powerful instrument, solid in the bass register and fluent in the upper,
the forked fingerings, (notably G# and Bb), normally weak, are particularly sonorous.

This flute is much appreciated in an orchestral context
 but can quite easily be made to fit into smaller chamber music groups.