3D Object DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C view of closed porcelain case

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Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
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Phone: 516-576-2268
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The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

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"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

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Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

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Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

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Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

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Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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METSXML Record

Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
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image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

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Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

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Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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METSXML Record

Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

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Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

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Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

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Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
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For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
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Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

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Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

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Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

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Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
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image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.

About this Item

Title
DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Johann Joachim Quantz
Created / Published
Berlin, ca. 1740.
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385.
-  Mark Maximum: XIII
-  Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark.
-  Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket.
-  Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware.
-  Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Description
Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The head joint contains the Quantz model wooden tuning slide which incorporates a brass socket liner. Great degree of undercutting on the embouchure. On foot, the thick inner brass ring is not visible when flute is assembled, and is found under the ivory mount. See Mary Oleskiewicz, "A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107-145; and, Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice," The Galpin Society Journal 53 (April 2000): 201-220. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrule, ivory and metal ferrule, and silver/ivory/wood/brass foot joint ferrule.; 66.1 cm., 66.6 cm., 67.6 cm., 68.5 cm., 68.9 cm., 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 2 keys (E-flat, D#), square flaps. The current key springs are of tempered steel and attached with roundhead steel screws. A=385. Mark Maximum: XIII Mark Additional: Roman numerals or opus number incised on ends of tenons. Marks scratched on corps de rechange numbered I-IIIII (not on IIIIII) which is from Op. II, at Leipzig. See Langwill for further description of mark. Condition: Brass lining for tuning slide missing, but evidence of glue and threads remain. Two cracks in upper head section. Ebony chips missing from inside of foot joint socket. Foot joint ivory ferrule cracked in 3 places, small crack inside lower body socket. Case: Case, decorated porcelain casket with gilded hardware. Provenance: This flute belonged to Frederick the Great; after his death it was presented by his successor King Frederick William II to his minister, Johann Christoph von Wöllner (Woellner). It was then in the possession of the Itzenplitz family and it was preserved at Cunersdorf Castle from ca. 1801-1929. In 1929, Marie Waleska von Arnim (née von Oppen) inherited the flute and it was sold to Miller by her husband, Dr. Achim von Arnim, through Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1 Mar. 1930. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
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METSXML Record

Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the Dayton C. Miller Collection except for the items noted below. The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Patrons should keep in mind that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information.

Copyright Protected Items

Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

Jean-François Beaudin
312 Chemin Richford
Frelighsburg (Québec) Canada, J0J1C0
Tel.: 450-298-5161
Fax: 450-298-8251
[email protected]

The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

Susann Brailey, Office of Rights and Permissions
American Institute of Physics
Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: 516-576-2268
Fax: 516-576-2450

The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

The Irvin Estate
c/o Molly Rea
5 Willis Lane
Fairfax, California 94930

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

More about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions

Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permission ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Users should consult the bibliographic information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding items and may assist users in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items as related to their desired uses.

Items included here with the permission of the rights holders are indicated as such in the bibliographic record for each item.

The Strad magazine has generously allowed us to reproduce two articles in this presentation: “Exhibition Report: Born in the USA” (July 2006) and “National Treasure” (November 2006).  Users may need to contact The Strad for any re-use of the articles.

In some cases, the Library was unable to identify a possible rights holder and has elected to place some of those items online as an exercise of fair use for strictly non-commercial educational uses. The Library of Congress would like to learn more about these materials and would like to hear from individuals or institutions that have any additional information or know of their history. Please contact:  Performing Arts Reading Room.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/. (Accessed November 23, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. (1740) DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/.

MLA citation style:

Johann Joachim Quantz. DCM 0916: Johann Joachim Quantz / Flute in C. Berlin, 1740. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0916/>.