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[floh-toh] /ˈfloʊ toʊ/
Friedrich von
[free-drikh fuh n] /ˈfri drɪx fən/ (Show IPA),
1812–83, German composer. Unabridged
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  • The list of the season was made up chiefly of works of the calibre of Flotow's "Martha," then in the height of its popularity.

  • So too has Flotow's comic opera, "Griselda, l'esclave du Camoens."

  • Flotow, in fact, was French in his musical training, and both the plot and score of "Martha" were French in origin.

  • Everyone who knows the story of Flotow's opera will recall that the heroine is horribly bored in the first act.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • She received instruction from Flotow at first, doing more valuable work afterward with Saint-Saëns.

    Woman's Work in Music Arthur Elson
  • Lortzing, a writer of comic operas, came out later, as also did Flotow.

    Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski
  • Flotow's father stops the supplies after seven years, because his son has not come up to time like a race-horse.

    An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • Flotow's best claim to distinction lies in this opera of "Martha."

    Operas Every Child Should Know Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • A new and effective touch is given to the old song by Flotow in having the tenor join with the soprano at the close.

  • Flotow's opera "Alessandro Stradella" also is French in origin.

British Dictionary definitions for Flotow


/German ˈfloːto/
Friedrich von (ˈfriːdrɪç fɔn). 1812–83, German composer of operas, esp Martha (1847)
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