houten dwarsfluit J.H. ZIMMERMANN
J.H. Zimmermann was the founder of a four generation family business with, at his time, factories in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Leipzig, London, Riga (and Berlin).
This exceptional instrument has a very rich sound that reminds me of a Rudall and Rose original I have been able to play once. The Zimmermann has a narrower bore, big fingerholes and a great colourfull "open", sound over the registers, clearly ment to take the lead. Thanks to the bore it needs less air. The extra keys under the left hand fingers make the Zimmermann easier to play over the different scales and a more manoeverable and versatile instrument.