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Anton Bernhard Fürstenau

Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (born 20 October 1792 in Münster; died 18 November 1852 in Dresden, Germany) was a German flutist and composer. He was the most famous virtuoso in Germany on his instrument and the most important Romantic flutist of the first half of the nineteenth century. His son Moritz Fürstenau (1824–1889), whom he later sent to study with Theobald Boehm in Munich, was one of his numerous students. Skeptical as to the technical advancements of the flute, he remained faithful to the nine key flute until his death.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1792 (Münster), Died November 18th, 1852 (Dresden)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1910

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 3962 10-in. ca. 1908 Theme and variations Marshall P. Lufsky Flute solo, with orchestra arranger  


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