Composer: Franz&Carl Doppler
Recently discovered flute music of
Franz & Carl Doppler
in first performances by
András Adorján & Emmanuel Pahud
Jan Philip Schulze and the Arcis Horn Quartet.
„Sparkling, fresh and with a lot of charm... a little jewel...“
„Best entertainement on highest level...“
„..only few albums can be listened to with such a pleasure. One charming thought chases the next one...“
CD and sheet music available
About the composer +
Franz (1821-1883) and Carl (1825-1900) Doppler were among the best-known musicians of their time. They were both born in Lemberg but lived from 1838 in Hungary. They started their solo career in 1852 as a remarkable flute duo, playing jointly composed pieces. In 1858 Franz was appointed first flute and ballet conductor at the Vienna Hofoper, and in 1865 he also became a professor for flute at the Vienna Conservatory. In 1865 Carl was named music director at the Stuttgart Opera, where he stayed for more than thirty years as a popular music director. Besides their flute music, which they had written jointly in their youth, both brothers left independently composed operas, stage and ballet music, which were played with great success for many years, but are entirely forgotten and remain unknown to this day.