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SINGER, EDMUND:

Hungarian violinist; born at Totis, Hungary, Oct. 14, 1831; pupil successively of Ellinger, Ridley Kohne, and Joseph Böhm (violin), and of Preyer (composition); from 1844 to 1846 he studied at the Paris Conservatoire. In the latter year he was appointed concert-master and solo violinist at the Stadttheater, Budapest; and from 1851 to 1854 he made most successful tours through Europe.

In 1854, upon the recommendation of Liszt, Singer was appointed concert-master at Weimar, where he remained until 1861. Since then he has been concert-master at Stuttgart, and teacher at the Conservatorium in that city. His compositions include: "Morceaux de Salon," "Airs Variés," fantasias, etc.

Bibliography:
  • Ehrlich, Famous Violinists, Past and Present;
  • Baker, Biog. Dict. of Musicians.
S. J. So.
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