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Ernst Köhler (Composer)

Born: 28th May 1799, Bielawa, Poland

Died: 26th May 1847, Wroclaw, Poland

Nationality: Polish

Ernesto Köhler was an Italian flautist and composer. He was considered one of the best flautists of his era.

Born in Modena, Köhler was taught the flute by his father, Venceslau Joseph Köhler, who was the first flute of the Duke of Modena's orchestra. He moved to Vienna in 1869 as a flautist, and then became a member of the orchestra of the Imperial Opera in Saint Petersburg beginning in 1871.

Noted as a composer for flute, Köhler wrote over 100 works for the instrument: études, duets, and solos. He also produced an opera and several ballets.

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