'Flute Reboot' with Ana de la Vega: Respect your Elders
Episode 1: ‘Respect your elders’
Did you know the flute requires more air than the Tuba? Did you know the Piccolo is the loudest instrument in the orchestra? Did you know that the flute is the oldest instrument in the world? Probably not… In the first episode of her series, Ana de la Vega talks us through the fascinating and globally diverse origins of the flute, its military and religious role, and its first appearance in western classical musical tradition: the courts and churches of the early baroque period.