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Boehm Theobald

Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

Chopin, Frédéric

Danzi, Franz Ignaz

Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard

Donizetti, Gaetano

Donjon, Johannes

Doppler, Albert Franz

Fauré, Gabriel

Frühling, Carl

Ganne, Louis

Godard, Benjamin

Grandval, Clémence

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Mendelssohn, Felix

Mercadante, Saverio

Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard

Mouquet, Jules

Périlhou, Albert

Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Schubert, Franz

Schumann, Robert

Sibelius, Jean

Strauss, Richard

Taffanel, Claude Paul

Tulou, Jean-Louis

Wagner, Siegfried

Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Elegie for flute and piano (Op 47)

By Boehm Theobald

T. Boehm: Elegie for flute and piano (Op 47) was his last work. It was published in 1880 and had been available only as a reprint.

Irena Grafenauer

Barton Weber (piano), 2016, Naxos

Elegy

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Boehm Theobald

Theobald Boehm (1794-1881) was a German  flutist, composer and innovator who perfected the modern, Western concert flute and improved fingering system which became known as "Boehm system". From 1832 till 1847 he created new models of flute which was documented in his book "The Flute and Flute Playing".

Boehm’s new approach to redesign traditional flute led to possibility to build larger flutes, such as alto flute etc. The fingering system created by Boehm later was adapted for oboe and clarinet as well.
Boehm’s flute making skills came from his  upbringing: his father was a goldsmith. The acquired craft and experiments with various metals and materials led to making his own flute. Later young Theobald studied acoustics at the University of Munich while playing flute in the Royal Bavarian Orchestra.