Critical Editions

Four Sonatas for Flute and Basso Continuo, by King Frederick “the Great” of Prussia (first ed.), Breitkopf & Härtel, 2012. Click here to order.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Solo Sonatas, C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works, vol. II/1 (Los Altos: Packard Humanities Institute, 2008). Click here for information or to order. To see a review, click here.

Johann Joachim Quantz: Six Quartets for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Basso Continuo (Ann Arbor: Steglein Publishing, 2004). Click here to purchase and for further information

Johann Joachim Quantz: Seven Trio Sonatas, Recent Researches in Music of the Baroque Era, vol. 111 (Middleton, Wis.: A-R Editions, 2001). Click here for contents and ordering information


Mary Oleskiewicz, ed., J.S. Bach and His Sons, vol. 11 of Bach Perspectives, Indiana University Press, in progress.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and the Flute” Flutist Quarterly 39/no. 4 (Summer 2014): 20–30.

“Quantz, Agricola und die Überlieferung von Händels Instrumentalmusik in Dresden und Berlin,” in Telemann und Händel: Musikerbeziehungen im 18. Jahrhundert, Telemann-Konferenzberichte XVII, Bericht über die Internationale Wissenschaftliche Konferenz Magdeburg, 12. bis 14 März, edited by Carsten Lange and Brit Reipsch (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2013),  192–226

“The Flutist of Sanssouci: Frederick ‘the Great’ as Composer and Performer,” Flutist Quarterly 18 (Fall 2012): 19–26; a translation of the same article has been published in FLUIT, the quarterly journal of the Dutch Flute Society

“Music at the Court of Brandenburg-Prussia,” Chapter 3 in:  Music at German Courts, 1715–1760: Changing Artistic Priorities, ed. Samantha Owens, Barbara M. Reul, and Janice B. Stockigt (Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K.: Boydell and Brewer, 2011), 79–130. Click here to purchase.

“New Cadenzas From Eighteenth-Century Berlin,” in Fiori musicali: Liber amicorum Alexander Silbiger, edited by Claire Fontijn (Sterling Heights, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, 2010), 451–63

“Johann Joachim Quantz,” and “Traverso”  in:  Das Händel-Lexikon, ed. Hans-Joachim Marx, Laaber-Verlag, 2010

Lexikon der Flöte, ed. András Adorján and Lenz Meierott (Laaber-Verlag, 2010):   Artikulation  • Bach, Johann Christian • Bach, Johann Christian Friedrich • Benda-Familie • Braun, Jean Daniel • Doppelzunge (Double-tonguing) • Friedrich der Grosse (Frederick the Great) • Heinichen, Johann • Kadenz • Leclair, Jean Marie • Quantz, Johann Joachim • Stimmzug • Tartini • Tripelzunge • Vibrato.  Klicken Sie hier zum einkaufen.

“Chamber Music and Piano Music/Kammermusik und Klaviermusik,” in The Archive of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin: Catalogue/Das Archiv der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin: Katalog, edited by Axel Fischer and Matthias Kornemann (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009), 97–110/191–205. To purchase click here.

“Eine wieder entdeckte Triosonate von Johann Friedrich Fasch,” in Musik an der Zerbster Residenz: Bericht über die Internationale Wissenschaftliche Konferenz vom 10. bis 12. April 2008 im Rahmen der 10. Internationalen Fasch-Festtage in Zerbst, edited by Konstanze Musketa und Barbara M. Reul (Beeskow: Ortus, 2008), 269–80

“The Art of the Cadenza: Improvisation and Composition in Eighteenth-Century Sonatas and Concertos for Flute,” in Geschichte, Bauweise und Spieltechnik der Querflöte: 27. Musikinstrumentenbau-Symposion Michaelstein, 6. bis 8. Oktober 2006, edited by Boje E. Hans Schmuhl with Monika Lustig (Augsburg: Wißner, 2008), 237–62

“’For the Church as Well as For the Orchestra’: J.S. Bach, the Missa, and the Dresden Court, 1700–1750,” Bach: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute 38/2 (2007): 1–38

“Like Father, Like Son? Emanuel Bach and the Writing of Biography,” in Music and Its Questions: Essays in Honor of Peter Williams, edited by Thomas Donahue (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society Press, 2007), 253–79. Click here more more information or to order.

“More on Fasch and the Canonic Trio Sonata,” in Johann Friedrich Fasch als Instrumentalkomponist: Bericht über die Internationale Wissenschaftliche Konferenz am 8. und 9. April 2005 im Rahmen der 9. Internationalen Fasch-Festtage in Zerbst, edited by Kostanze Musketa (Beeskow: Ortus, 2007), 109–29

“The Rise of Italian Chamber Music,” chapter 3 in The World of Baroque Music, edited by George Stauffer (Indiana University Press, 2006)

“Quantz’s Quatuors and Other Works Newly Discovered,” Early Music 31 (2003): 484–505. Click here for abstract and audio examples

“The Flute at Dresden: Ramifications for Eighteenth-Century Performance in Germany,” in From Renaissance to Baroque: Change in Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Seventeenth Century. Proceedings of the National Early Music Association Conference, York, England, July 2–4, 1999 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), 145–65. Click here for more information

“The Hole Truth and Nothing But the Truth: The Resolution of a Problem in Flute Iconography,” Early Music 29 (2001): 56–9

“The Flutes of Quantz: Their Construction and Performing Practice,” Galpin Society Journal 52 (2000): 201–20; please click here for audio examples illustrating this paper (scroll down to bottom of the linked page)

“The Trio in Bach’s Musical Offering: A Salute to Frederick’s Tastes and Quantz’s Flutes?,” in Bach Perspectives, Volume 4: The Music of J.S. Bach: Analysis and Interpretation, ed. David Schulenberg (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999), 79–110

“Eine Quantz-Flöte in Halle? Zuordnungen und Überlegungen zu Quantz als Flötenbauer,” in Festschrift für Rainer Weber, Scripta Artium, vol. 1 (Leipzig: Universität Leipzig, 1999), pp. 79–84

“A Museum, a World War, and a Rediscovery: Flutes by Quantz and Others from the Hohenzollern Museum,” Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 24 (1998): 107–45

Reviews and Other Publications

Review of Christoph Henzel, Graun-Werkverzeichnis (GraunWV), and Tobias Schwinger, Die Musikaliensammlung Thulemeier und die Berliner Musiküberlieferung in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts (with David Schulenberg), Notes 64 (2008): 722–7

“A Pope, a Prophet, and the Politics of Mozart’s Idomeneo in Berlin,” Newsletter of the Mozart Society of America 11/1 (January 2007): 12–15

“Italian Opera at German Courts and the Return of Mattheson’s Boris Goudenow,” review article, The Court Historian (journal of The Society for Court Studies) 11/1 (July 2006): 59–69

“Quantz’s Flute Quartets Lost and Found,” Flute Talk 24 (April 2005): 13–20

“In Memoriam: Edward R. Reilly,” Society for Eighteenth-Century Music Newsletter, no. 4 (April 2004), 2

Review of editions of chamber music by C. P. E. Bach, W. F. Bach, and Antoine Mahaut, Music Library Association Notes 59 (2002–3): 169–76

“Johann Joachim Quantz,” in Barockmusikführer: Instrumentalmusik 1550–1770, ed. Ingeborg Allihn (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2001), pp. 350–4

Review of François Devienne’s Nouvelle Méthode Théorique et Pratique pour la Flute, edited and translated by Jane Bowers, in Music Library Association Notes 57 (2000–2001): 388–9

“Bach, Quantz, and the Flute,” Traverso: Historical Flute Newsletter 12 (2000): 13–15

“Unknown Denner Recorder Surfaces,” America’s Shrine to Music Newsletter 27/4 (Nov. 2000): 7–8

“Extraordinary Ziegler Flute Acquired by Museum,” America’s Shrine to Music Newsletter 27/1 (Feb. 2000): 3

Review of Georg Friedrich Händel: Elf Sonaten für Flöte und Basso continuo, new edition by Terence Best, Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, vol. IV/3, in Music Library Association Notes 56 (1999–2000): 1028–32

Review of Horst Augsbach, Johann Joachim Quantz: Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis (QV), in Music Library Association Notes 56 (1999–2000): 694–7

Review of recent editions of chamber music by Telemann, Christoph Graupner, and Antonio Bononcini, in Music Library Association Notes 56 (1999–2000): 235–9

Review article: “Instruments: Builders,” in Reader’s Guide to Music: History, Theory, and Criticism (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999), pp. 340–1

Reply to Eberhard Dehne-Niemann, Tibia: Magazine für Holzbläser 23 (1998): 163–4

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