Schwedler, Otto Maximilian



Flutist; born at Hirschberg, Silesia. Fr. Meinel, of Dresden, was his teacher from 1869 to 1872. He has been in orchestras at Warmbrunn, Meissen, Konigsberg and Düsseldorf, and in 1881 became a member of the Leipsic City and Gewandhaus Orchestras, in the latter of which he has been first flute since 1895. He invented the flute called by his name in 1885, with which, at the Industrial Exhibition of 1897, the manufacturer, Carl Kruspe, took a prize. The same year Schwedler published his Katechismus der Flote und des Flotenspiels, which give a full description of the instrument. He has also written transcriptions for the flute.