(Born; Hausneindorf, 23 March 1834; Died; Pillnitz, 3 June
1858). German composer, pianist and organist. He studied the piano with Kullak at the
Berlin Conservatory, then in 1856 went to Weimar where he became one of Liszt's favourite
pupils. His strikingly advanced Piano Sonata in BFlat; minor and programmatic Organ Sonata
in C minor (1857) are masterpieces of the German Romantic style and show him to have been
a promising composer. His brother Otto (1842-1913) was an admired organist, pianist,
conductor and composer in Halle.
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