Biography of Wilhelm Popp (1828-1903)

29.04.1828
Born in Coburg
1841
"flute assessor" in the court orchestra in Coburg
01.01.1854
Title of "court musician"
1857
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.
1865
Change to the Boehmflute and correspondence with Böhm himself.
1867
Solo flutist of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Hamburg
25.06.1903
Dies in Hamburg
Wrote lots of pieces for the flute. More than 500 compositions have been published

Literature von/über Wilhelm Popp

Last edit 05.09.2010