Born at the
9th of april 1794 in Munich, being the oldest of 11 children of the goldsmith
Karl Friedrich Böhm
about 1800 to learn the flageolett
to the flute
sells his instrument after building his own flute with four keys (being
inspired by Grenser)
lessons from Capeller and work with him on the enhancement of the flute.
1812 second job being first flutist at the Isarthor theatre in Munich
(Main job goldsmith)
employment as flutist at the royal court orchestra in Munich.
study of composition ander Grätz and of instrumentation ander Stuntz.
the 30th of october 1820 married to Anna Rohrleitner (1796-1875) in Munich
debut in Munich playing a composition of his own (concerto in G major
dedicated to forstenau)
tour through Germany
birth of the first daughter, Maria
birth of the first son, Ludwig
tour through Germany with Molique
birth of the second son, Karl (wrote a chronicle of the family)
tour through Switzerland and the south of Germany
birth of the third son, Theobald
- august 1828 tour through Austria and northern Italy.
At the beginning
of october 1828 setting-up of his own flute workshop
of the fourth son, Wilhelm
birth of the fifth son, Max
birth of the sixth son, August
tour through France and England, meeting with Gordon
manufacture of the first flute with ring keys.
concert at the Odeon using the new flute
1833 work on a new type of piano in cooperation with Schafhäutl, metallurgic
visit of Gordon, who has his own flute types manufactured at Böhms workshop
birth of the seventh son, Otto, getting ennobled later on.
presentation of his new flute at the academy of sciences in Paris
nomination for the first class chevalier of the bavarian order of merit
of the holy Michael
end of his flute manufacturing in order to spend more time for other activities
arrangement with Godfroy, Rudall and Rose, who are going to proceed in
producing his flute type.
1843 his "Patentflute" is being published.
- november 1845 Moritz forstenau is taking lessons from Böhm.
study of acustics at the university of Munic.
decision to build cylindrical flutes.
book: "Über den flutenbau and die neuesten Verbesserungen desselben"
the same year reopening of his workshop and manufacture of the first flute
made of metal
at the world exposition in Paris presentation of his flute and his book.
of the polytechnichal association of Munich in favor of Böhm.
second book: "Die flute and das flutenspiel in akustischer, technischer
and artistischer Beziehung"
on the 25th of november 1881 in Munich
on the 27th of November 1881 at the south cemetery.
judged Böhms timbre higher than that of Drouet and forstenau. Only in
technical aspects he couldn`t cope with those.