Flute trivia

Did you know?

Giulio Briccialdi  1818 – 1881 was an Italian virtuoso flutist, composer,  technical innovator on his instrument, and a professor of music. He invented the Bb Thumb key for the modern flute. 


PROMINENT PEOPLE WHO ALSO PLAY(ED) THE FLUTE (partial list: no judgement)

Leonardo Da Vinci

Henry VIII

Frederick II ( the Great) King of Prussia

King George III

Czar Nikolas II

Napoleon

Patrick Henry

James Madison

John Quincy Adams

Noah Webster

Edgar Allen Poe

Henry David Thoreau

Stephen Foster

John Wilkes Booth

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky

George Eastman ( Eastman Kodak)

Enrico Caruso

Meredith Willson ( my teacher, Paul Renzi, played on his live radio show, back in the day)

Henry Mancini

Tony Curtis

Bill Evans

Peter Gabriel

Andrea Bocelli

Sarah Palin

Dana Perino

Alyssa Milano

Halle Berry

Tina Fey

Gwen Stefani

Oscar Robertson

Ellen Ochoa (astronaut)

Callista Flockhart

Kate Middleton

Colonel Catherine "Cady" Coleman (astronaut)

Roger Daltry

Tyler McAtee ( senior software engineer,  Apple Watch 4)