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Friedrich Weinkopf was an Austrian member of the armed forces and part-time composer. I came into possession of parts of his musical estate which I would like to present here. There are is only little biographical information about him, so I wrote everything together that I could find:
Friedrich Weinkopf was born most likely around 1890. In World War I he enrolled for military service and was part of the II. batallion of the "Festungsartillerie Regiment „Freiherr von Rouvroy“ Nr. 5 which was based in Castelnuovo (now: Herveg Novi in Montenegro). During World War I Friedrich Weinkopf was decorated with the Military Cross of Merit 3rd Class and was finally promoted to the rank of a major.
After World War I Friedrich Weinkopf first lived in Schönberg am Kamp, where he owned a large estate. There he composed music, painted aquarelles and conducted experiments on the cultivation of cereals (Ackerbeetkultur). He later moved to Vienna where he lived in the Schönbrunnerstrasse 71.
It seems that he supported the rise of the Nazi regime in the early 1930s and was awarded the Anschluss Commemorative Medal ("Ostmark-Medaille"). During the early 1940s Friedrich Weinkopf worked as the head of a registration office (Wehrmachtsevidenzstelle). In 1947 he was sentenced to three years of prison because of denunciation.
The musical estate of Friedrich Weinkopf consists of manuscripts of several compositions as well as some correspondence and private documents. Included compositions are:
In addition there are the following documents:
For information purposes I include here the full score of the ouverture "Sommernacht" from the opera "Der Tod des Tiberius":