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21. NSO Principal Flute Aaron Goldman talks flute and shares his journey in music

May 19, 2020

Aaron Goldman, Principal Flute of the National Symphony Orchestra discusses the history of the flute and demonstrates various flutes you may have never heard before. He also shares his journey in music, which isn't always a straight path to the top.

Show Notes

Aaron Goldman's Alto and Bass flutes

Aaron Goldmans Bass Flute

Bass Flute

Aaron Goldmans Alto Flute

Alto Flute

Aaron plays flutes made by Muramatsu and Brannen.

Learn more about the subcontrabass flute

DC Flutes

DCflutes is an ensemble of Washington DC’s great flutists. DCflutes is comprised of highly-accomplished, enthusiastic musicians, many who play professionally while others are serious avocational flutists. DCflutes is led by two eminent musicians, Aaron Goldman (Principal Flutist of the National Symphony Orchestra) and Sandra Ragusa (renowned international orchestral conductor and flutist).

Learn more about DC Flutes here.

Examples Aaron played in this episode:

Claude Debussy - Syrinx

Jake Heggie - Soliloquy

Ingolf Dahl - Variations on Swedish Folk Tune