Biography of John Wummer (1899-1977)

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania
After first lessons on the violin, he changes to the piccolo (an instrument of his father)
Studies with Spindler, Maquarre and Barrere
Solo flutist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Solo flutist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra
Solo flutist of the New York Philharmonics
American premiere of Ibert´s flute concerto with piano accompaniment at the New York flute club
He teached at the Mannes College inNew York, at the Manhattan School of Music, at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, the Hartt College of Music and at the State University of New York. Among his studentw were Renzi, Caratelli and Lateef
Dies in San Francisco

Sheet music for flute:

Orchestral Excerpts from the Symphonic Repertoire - Volume I (Orchesterstudien)
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Bach: h-moll-Messe
  2. Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 1
  3. Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 2
  4. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
  5. Brahms: sinfonie Nr. 2
  6. Debussy: Der Nachmittag des Faun
  7. Dvorak: Carnival Ouvertüre
  8. Elgar: Enigma Variationen
  9. Hindemith: Mathis der Maler
  10. Kodaly: Hary Janos-Suite
  11. Mendelssohn: Sinfonie Nr. 3
  12. Mussorgsky: Die Nacht auf dem kahlen Berg
  13. Prokofieff: Peter und der Wolf
  14. Rimsky-Korsakov: Oster-Overtüre
  15. Rossini: Overtüre zu La Gazza Ladra
  16. Saint-Saens: Sinfonie Nr. 3
  17. Schumann: Sinfonie Nr. 1
  18. Smetana: Overtüre zur vertauschten Braut
  19. Strawinsky: Jeu de Cartes
  20. Tschaikowsky: Sinfonie Nr. 5
Orchestral Excerpts from the Symphonic Repertoire - Volume IV (Orchesterstudien)
Rating: difficult
  1. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium
  2. Beethoven: Ouvertüre "Leonore" Nr. 3
  3. Bellini: Overtüre "Benvenuto Cellini"
  4. Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite Nr. 1
  5. Borodin: Polovetzian Dances aus "Prinz Igor"
  6. Chausson: Op. 20, Sinfonie in B-Dur
  7. Dvorak: op. 88 Sinfonie Nr. 4
  8. Hindemith: Harmonie der Welt
  9. D'Indy: Sinfonie on a French Mountain Air
  10. Janacek: Sinfonietta
  11. Mahler: Sinfonie Nr. 1
  12. Prokofieff: Romeo und Julia, Suite Nr. 2
  13. Rimsky-Korsakov: Antar (Sinfonie Nr. 2)
  14. Sibelius: Sinfonie Nr. 7
Orchestral Excerpts from the Symphonic Repertoire - Volume IX (Orchesterstudien)
Rating: very difficult
  1. Bach: Kantate Nr. 46
  2. Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite Nr. 2
  3. Debussy: Nocturnes
  4. Delibes: Coppelia
  5. Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice
  6. Hindemith: Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 1
  7. Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches
  8. Mahler: Sinfonie Nr. 6
  9. Mendelssohn: Scherzo & Notturno aus dem Mittsommernachstraum
  10. Mussorgsky: Introduction to "Khovanchtina"
  11. Prokofieff: Sinfonie Nr. 5
  12. Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
  13. Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye
  14. Rossini: Overture zu "Willhelm Tell"
  15. Stravisnky: Feuervogel Suite
  16. Verdi: Requiem
  17. Wagner: Prelude zu "Parsifal"

Literature von/über John Wummer

Last edit 22.06.2012