LEIBL, Ernst Robert – follower of Boehm & Mendler

Very little is known about Ernst Robert LEIBL. It seems that he was born in Adorf in Vogtland, located in Saxony, Germany in 1871. Ernst Robert, or Robert LEIBL [which it seems he preferred] may well have been the son of Robert LEIBL. Robert LEIBL senior lived and worked for...

BÜRGER, Julius Max – ring-key flutes from Strasbourg

The beginnings in Germany and move to Strasbourg Julius Max BÜRGER was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany in 1844(?). He completed a total of twelve years as an apprentice and journeyman in several woodwind instrument workshops across Europe. This training included some work in Munich for Boehm & Mendler. He then...

Steiner – woodwind instrument makers

Johann Georg STEINER had his workshop in Rottenburg am Neckar in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He lived from 1783 to 1862. It seems that Johann Georg was one of two brothers who worked making woodwind instruments.  His brother’s name was Johann Ignaz STEINER (who perhaps left to settle and work out of...