Karl Schwab


Born at Wildberg on 26th June 1873, Schwab studied with Karl Kruger in Stuttgart. He graduated from the conservatory there in flute, piano and composition and aged 24, travelled to St.Petersburg where he played in the Imperial Theatre Orchestra until 1916. He was first flute in the Veronezh Symphony Orchestra 1920-1937 and was then arrested on false charges of espionage. He died on 18th January 1938 in a penal camp near Veronezh before completing his five year sentence.













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