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date: 17 October 2019

Steinkopf, Ottolocked

  • Friedrich von Huene

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(b Stolberg, June 28, 1904; d Celle, Feb 17, 1980). German woodwind instrument maker. As a boy he learnt to play many wind instruments, and after graduating from high school in Magdeburg he studied music in Berlin, and later musicology with Curt Sachs. He attended the Stern Conservatory, and thereafter was employed by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Berlin PO and the Berlin RSO. From 1950 to 1953, he worked at the Berlin Instrument Collection of the Institut für Musikforschung as a restorer of woodwind instruments, and began to copy old instruments. In 1953 he performed at the Schütz Festival in Herford; the concerts included a quartet of crumhorns made by himself. In 1954 he became a performing member of and instrument maker for the Cappella Coloniensis. From 1955 Steinkopf was most active as a maker of historical woodwind instruments. In 1958 he met Günter Körber with whom he worked until ...

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