Danzi, Franz Ignaz
Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard
Doppler, Albert Franz
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard
Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten
Taffanel, Claude Paul
Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert
Grand Polonaise for flute and piano "(Op 16)
T. Boehm: Grand Polonaise for flute and piano (Op 16) was written in 1831, the same year when Frédéric Chopin finished his Grande Polonaise for piano and orchestra. The polonaise is an original Polish folk dance which sometimes was commonly used by Baroque composers as part of Baroque suites (including J.S.Bach).
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.