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2017 Obit: Karin Rotter, ocarina player

03 Apr 17 - 07:02 PM (#3848432)
Subject: Obit: Karin Rotter, ocarina player
From: Jack Campin

Karin Rotter was half of the husband and wife ocarina firm Okarinamusikhaus in Austria, with her husband Hans. She died on 30 April; I don't know the details, she was about 20 years younger than Hans. She was the player in most of their videos, and did an enormous amount to promote the ocarina as a folk instrument in Europe. I only met her once, three years ago at a festival - energetic, witty and all-round gorgeous.

https://m.facebook.com/Ocarinahans

There are lots of videos of her on YouTube. I particularly liked her wacky versions of Austro-Bavarian oompah music.


04 Apr 17 - 12:34 PM (#3848584)
Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: Karin Rotter, ocarina player
From: GUEST

Thanks for enlightening us on this lady and her work. It's all new to me, but sounds great. Like tin whistle with a better sound, no?

a short sample of Karin


05 Apr 17 - 05:20 AM (#3848721)
Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: Karin Rotter, ocarina player
From: GUEST,Shboem

Hans wrote on his Facebook-page Karin died 30 April, but that has to be 30 March. I think in his great grief he forgot to state the right month.