Carl Wehner

Born on 27th February 1838, Carl Wehner was a pupil of Theobald Boehm and played on an open G sharp Boehm system flute for the whole of his career. From 1867 to 1884 he was flute soloist in the Imperial Maryiinsky Theatre Orchestra, St. Petersburg. In 1885 he was in Hanover playing at the Konig Theatre and from there left for America to become a leading flautist in New York where he played with the New York Symphony, New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera orchestras. In his last years he devoted himself to teaching. He died in New York on 27th March 1912.











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