Six Duetti, Op 2 (1759) - 2 part books with commentary by Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773). For 2 Alto Recorders. Recorder Duets. 2 Part books with commentary. Published by Dolce (MM.DOL0702).
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 - 1773) was a German flutist, flute maker and composer. He was born in Oberscheden, near Gottingen, Germany, and died in Potsdam. Quantz began his musical studies as a child with his uncle. It was during his time as musician to Frederick Augustus II of Poland that he began to concentrate on the flute, performing more and more on the instrument. He gradually became known as the finest flautist in Europe, and toured France and England. He became flute teacher, flute maker and composer to Frederick II of Prussia (Frederick the Great) in 1740. He was an innovator in flute design, adding keys to the instrument to help with intonation (playing in tune), for example.