Biography of Wilhelm Popp (1828-1903)
Born in Coburg
"flute assessor" in the court orchestra in Coburg
Title of "court musician"
Five months tour at Pawloski near St. Petersburg from which he came back four weeks late, excused himself with some illness, was punished with a payment and resigned becaus of this. He went to Hamburg, where he was imprisoned because he was believed to have stolen a flute of his former employer.
Change to the Boehmflute and correspondence with Böhm himself.
Solo flutist of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Hamburg
Dies in Hamburg
Wrote lots of pieces for the flute. More than 500 compositions have been published
Literature von/über Wilhelm Popp
- Flöteninstrumente und ihre Baugeschichte - Spielpraxis - Komponisten und ihre Werke - Interpreten1. edition Laaber: Laaber-Verlag,2009. - ISBN: 978-3-89007-545-7
- Celle: Edition Moeck,1987. - ISBN: 3-87549-028-2
- The instrument - the performer - the music9. edition Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press,- ISBN: 0-89672-285-6
Last edit 05.09.2010