Death of a fabled instrument maker, 76

The Innsbruck Festival of Ancient Music has announced the death of Rudolf Tutz, one of the most sought-after makers of early flutes and clarinets.

photo (c) Andrea Hadringer

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  • Rudi Tutz was a legend, he made wonderful instruments, including Chalameaus transverse flutes and bassett horns. During my 10 years attending Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, I got to know him well and his wife the flautist Linde Brunmayr-Tutz, who lived next to the Gasthof I stayed in during my visits. He will be greatly missed.

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