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Events in April 2024

  • Birthday of Theobald Böhm

    Birthday of Theobald Böhm

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    April 9, 2024

    Theobald Böhm (or Boehm) (April 9, 1794 – November 25, 1881) was a German inventor and musician, who perfected the modern Western concert flute and improved its fingering system (now known as the "Boehm system"). He was a Bavarian court musician, a virtuoso flautist and a renowned composer.

    The fingering system he devised has also been adapted to other instruments, such as the oboe and the clarinet.

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  • Birthday of Louis-François-Philippe Drouet

    Birthday of Louis-François-Philippe Drouet

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    April 14, 2024

    Louis-François-Philippe Drouet (April 14, 1792) was a 19th-century French flautist and composer. Born of a French father expatriated in the Netherlands and barber by profession, Louis Drouet began learning to play the flute as a self-taught man before entering the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of seven. At 16, he was first flutist and teacher of Louis Bonaparte, Napoléon's brother, and King of Holland. After touring trips to England, the United States and Europe, in 1840 he became director of music by the Duke of Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha.

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  • Birthday of William Kincaid

    Birthday of William Kincaid

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    April 26, 2024

    William Morris "Monty" Kincaid (26 April 1895 – 27 March 1967) was an American flutist and teacher. He is known for his work as principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra for almost 40 years, teaching at the Curtis Institute and being a guiding force in the creation of an American School of flute playing.

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  • Birthday of Carl Joachim Andersen

    Birthday of Carl Joachim Andersen

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    April 29, 2024

    Carl Joachim Andersen (Copenhagen, April 29, 1847) was a Danish flutist born in son of the flutist Christian Joachim Andersen. Both as a virtuoso and as composer of flute music, he is considered one of the best of his time. He was considered to be a tough leader and teacher and demanded as such a lot from his orchestras but through that style he reached a high level. He was the first principal flute at the Berliner Philarmoniker Orchestra.

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