Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Gustav Scheck was a German flutist and renown scholar, the author of "The Flute and its Music" (Buch Die Flöte und ihre Musik).
Born in Munich, he studied flute with Richard Röhler in Freiburg.
After the studies he started his professional career in the Freiburg City Orchestra, then moving to Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, orchestras in Kiel, Bremen and Königsberg until he became a principal flute in the Hamburg State Opera orchestra in 1929.
From 1934 to 1945 he taught at the Berlin Hochschule. After the WWII he co-founded the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg where he taught until 1964. Among his students were Hans-Martin Linde and Harald Genzmer.
Gustav Scheck was renowned for his interest in Baroque flute. As a founder of Kammermusikkreis Scheck-Wenzinger ensemble he made notable Early music editions for the flute as well as several recordings. Among his most notable recordings - W.Gieseking "Sonatine" where piano part was played by the composer.