Furstenau, Anton Bernhard


German flute-player, the son of Kaspar Furstenau. He was born at Munster and was a solo concertflutist from the age of seven, traveling through Europe with his father in 1809. He wrote several compositions for the flute, which are considered models for players of that instrument. He settled in Dresden about 1820 as a chamber-virtuoso. Furstenau wrote about one hundred and fifty works, among other compositions concertos for flute and orchestra; studies; rondos; adagios; quartets; caprices and nocturnes, all for flute.