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Flotow, Friedrich von

Friedrich von Flotow (frē´drĬkh fən flō´tō), 1812–83, German operatic composer. Flotow's operas show the influence of French opéra comique, which set the tone for light opera in the 19th cent. Many of his 29 operas were translated into English, French, or Italian for performances throughout Europe. The most successful were Alessandro Stradella (1844) and Martha (1847), which incorporates the Irish tune "The Last Rose of Summer."

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Flotow, Friedrich von

Flotow, Friedrich von (b Teutendorf, 1812; d Darmstadt, 1883). Ger. composer. Lived mostly in Paris and Vienna. Intendant, ducal court th. at Schwerin 1855–63. Wrote ballets, chamber mus., and 30 operas of which only Martha (1847) and Alessandro Stradella (1844) seem to have outlived him.

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