Helmuth Froschauer: Friedrich Kiel Overture for a Grand Orchestra, Kölner Rundfunkorchester

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Overture for Orchestra Op.6 by Friedrich Kiel. Conducted by Helmuth Froschauer with the Kölner Rundfunkorchester.

At the prince's instigation Kiel received solid theoretical training from the renowned flautist Kaspar Kummer (1795-1870) at Coburg. The studies proved a stimulus for all sorts of compositions, which were played by the court orchestra. Around 1840 Kiel became the court conductor and the music teacher to the prince's children.

Stopping in Kassel in October of 1842, Kiel aroused the interest of the great Louis Spohr. With a stipend from King Wilhelm Fredrich IV, Kiel was on his way to Berlin, where he would perfect his technical knowledge under Siegfried Dehn's tutelage. The theorist and teacher Siefried Dehn (1799-1858) had been appointed custodian of the royal library in 1842, and he was responsible for the publication of the Branderburg Concertos in 1849.