An important Austrian flutist, conductor and composer, Albert Franz Doppler began professional music studies with his father, a noted flutist and oboist. At the age of 18 Doppler was appointed the flutist of the opera orchestra in Pest. Doppler’s numerous concert tours that followed, were widely successful, that lead to Doppler’s appointment as music director and conductor of the Vienna opera and ballet of the Court. Simultaneously, Doppler assumed the professorship of the Vienna Conservatory. In his compositions, Doppler was greatly influenced by Schubert, his friend for many years.