German writer on music and bass concert-singer; born in Brieg, Silesia, Oct. 12, 1852. A pupil of Manuel Garcia (London) and Stockhausen (Frankfort-on-the-Main), he made his début at the London Monday Popular Concerts in 1880. From 1881 to 1883 he lived at Frankfort-on-the-Main; since then his home has been in Berlin, where he is (since 1894) lecturer on music at the university. In 1887 he received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Rostock, his dissertation being "Beiträge zu einer Biographie Franz Schubert's." He edited the Peters collection of Schumann's and Schubert's songs (1884-87). He also published the following: "Gluck's Klopstocksche Oden" (1886); "Ein Hundert Deutsche Volkslieder" (1886); "Beethoven's Schottische Lieder" (1889); "Chorschule" (1891); "Wiegenlieder" (1894); "Gesänge von Beethoven" (1896); "Goethe's Gedichte in der Musik" (1896); "Haydn's Canons" (1899); "Beethoven's Klavier-Rondo" (1900).

  • Baker, Biog. Dict. of Musicians;
  • H. Riemann, Musik-Lexikon;
  • Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, Supplement, 1899-1900.
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