Humoresque op. 101 No 7
Thomas PINSCHOF - Pinschofon Delyth STAFFORD - Harp
The Pinschofon is a specially extended bass flute, designed by Thomas Pinschof in the early seventies. Although in C its lowest note is G (with the special bell shape attachment F) making it a real bass instrument. Due to the unique design the weight of the instrument rests on the floor. This enables the player to easily manipulate the keys for the additional notes. Its characteristic shape makes this flute generally easier to play and technically more agile than the normal bass flute. This instrument was first made by Werner Wetzel in Berlin and further improved later by his master student and successor Christian Jäger in München, Germany. Many contemporary composers have written chamber music, solo works and even solo concertos for the Pinschofon. In the flute ensemble it shares the cello function with the contra bass flute and can be considered the backbone of the bass section.