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Gustav Scheck (1901–1984) was born in Munich and studied
in Freiburg. He held a number of principal flute positions,
including in the Hamburg State Opera, and taught the flute
at the Berlin Hochschule and later at the Hochschule in
Freiburg, which he helped to found. Scheck was one of the
first players to develop an interest in performing on the
Baroque flute. He founded a Baroque ensemble,
Kammermusikkreis Scheck-Wenzinger, with the cellist and
viola da gamba player August Wenzinger. Scheck was noted
for his editions of early music for the flute. He made many
recordings, both of early and contemporary music, including
a recording of Walter Gieseking’s Sonatine with Gieseking
himself playing the piano.
Photograph of Gustav Scheck courtesy of the archives of
Wm. S. Haynes, Boston, with thanks to Alan Weiss.
Christopher Steward’s early flute recordings
Reger: Serenade in D: Presto (last movement).
With Paul Klingler, violin and Fridolin
Klingler, viola. Recorded 14 Jan 1937.