Daniel Waitzman, Flutist and Composer.

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"You can also considerably improve the tone quality of the flute through the action of your chest."--Johann Joachim Quantz, On Playing the Flute,1752, p. 59 (trans. by E. R. Reilly).

Performer on modern and historic flutes: wooden flute, Baroque flute, conical Boehm flute, recorders.

For a list of Mr. Waitzman's recorded live performances available on YouTube, click here.

Newly-published music:Daniel Waitzman:

Note: A number of my musical compositions, including my D Minor Harpsichord Concerto, my Symphony for Strings in F Major, an Organ Trio Sonata in C Major, and a live performance of my D Minor String Quartet, may be found on YouTube at:


Sonata in G Major for Violoncello and Piano or Harpsichord  (2010)
(Note: A MIDI realization of this piece may be found on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfgt8nAyyME

Trio Sonata Movement in C Major for Flute, Violin or Viola, and Basso Continuo (2014)
(Note: A MIDI realization of this piece may be found on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsTC5rArPzg

Trio Sonata in A Major for Flute, Viola d'Amore or Viola, and a Bass (2014)
(Note: A MIDI realization of this piece may be found on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbjw9h9oWfY
(Also on YouTube is a MIDI realization of a Pavan in G Minor for 2 Violins, Viola, and Cello, or other instruments, in memoriam to Bernard Krainis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_H7QwkBLk8)

Three Trios for 2 Treble Instruments and a Bass (2013):
Canzona in the Learned Style, in D-Dorian Minor.
Rondo in E Minor.
Sonata in G Major.

Quartet in D Major for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Violoncello (2011).

Sonata in G Major for Violoncello and Fortepiano or Pianoforte or Harpsichord. (2010.)

Concerto in D Minor for Harpsichord, Fortepiano, or Pianoforte, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello, and Contrabass (2009). Dedicated to Gerald Ranck.

Sonata in G Major for Violin or Oboe and Harpsichord or Pianoforte. (1994; 2009). Also available as a Sonata in Bb Major for Flute and Harpsichord or Pianoforte (1994).

Symphony for Strings in F Major (2008). Dedicated to Gerald Ranck. (Instrumentation: 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass, and Harpsichord.) Note: The Preface to this Symphony appears in the Appendix of Up from Authenticity, or How I Learned to Love the Metal Flute, which is now available on Amazon.com, in Kindle format, for use on Kindle, IPad, IPhone, and other electronic readers, by clicking here.

Sonata in D Minor for Viola and Pianoforte or Harpsichord. (2008). Dedicated to Louise Schulman.

Quartet in Bb Major for Flute or Violin, Viola, Pianoforte or Harpsichord, and Violoncello. (2008). Dedicated to Doris Konig, Artistic Director of The Omega Ensemble.

Four Songs to Poems by Nicholas Kalkines Andrian:

"An oddness and a stain of frost and wind" (2007).
"I understand an art" (2007).
"And where are all those mites?" (2007).
"We only speak as others speak" (1999).

for Soprano or Countertenor and Pianoforte or Harpsichord, by Daniel Waitzman.
Dedicated to Nicholas Kalkines Andrian and Joyce Pytkowicz.
      Available from the composer, as of November, 2007.

DANIEL WAITZMAN, winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition and the recipient of a Solo Recitalist’s Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, performs on modern and Baroque flutes and recorders. His familiarity with the performance styles of Bach and his contemporaries led Rosalyn Tureck to invite him to perform and lecture for her Bach Institute. He tours nationwide and has given solo recitals at the Frick Collection, Mills College in Oakland, the Phillips Collection in Washington, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and on the Flutists' Showcase series in Philadelphia, along with Rampal and Galway. As flute and recorder soloist, he has performed with the Bach Aria Group, the Y Chamber Symphony, Clarion Concerts, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. Mr. Waitzman studied recorder with Bernard Krainis; flute with Samuel Baron, Harold Bennett, Harry Moskovitz, Claude Monteux, and Paul Ehrlich; harmony and counterpoint with Charles Walton, Genevieve Chinn, and Peter Westergaard; composition with Otto Luening; and musicology with Paul Henry Lang.

"Nothing short of miraculous"The New York Times.

Click here to go to Shirley Kirsten's Blog, Journal of a Piano Teacher from New York to California.
Click here to go to Nicholas S. Lander's Recorder Home Page.
Click here to go to The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Classical.
Click here to go to Jan Koster's Web site, "The J.S. Bach Tourist."
Click here to go to "Bach and Antisemitism," an essay by Bernard S. Greenberg. (N.B. This link no longer works.)
Click here to go to the Heinrich Schütz Home Page.


Photo by Christian Steiner.


Rev. 11/27/2014.