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On the Trail of my Great-great-grandfather Theobald Böhm, Flautist, Composer, Flute Maker, 1794–1881

by Ludwig Böhm *** We are starting the publication of a series of articles by Ludwig Böhm from“Commemorative Writing on the occasion of Theobald Böhm’s 200th Birthday, Munich 1994”, gradually approaching the celebration of Theobald Böhm’s 230th birthday in 2024. My interest for Theobald Böhm’s descendants was raised in April 1970, when my father organized a family reunion. After…

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5th International Theobald Böhm Competition for Flute and Alto Flute

by Ludwig Böhm The 5th International Theobald Böhm Competition for Flute and Alto Flute was, according to the number of participants, the most successful up to now. About 100 students wrote me because of the competition. It was indeed international. Participants There were 81 registrations from 21 countries: Germany (3); France (1), Italy (10), Croatia (2), Austria (7), Portugal…

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Add a Vintage Flute to your Repertoire!

by Alan Weiss Many flutists have been finding value in playing and understanding traversos and simple system flutes for 18th and early 19th century compositions. Playing these instruments adds insight to period style and performance practices. The same should be said of 19th and 20th century early Böhm system flutes. Flute playing and flute -making have evolved since the…

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