|Birth Day||January 12, 1837|
|Age||182 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jan 23, 1879 (age 42)|
German Pianist and music Teacher who composed 160 songs and wrote several pieces for piano. His seven-piece work, "Erotikon," Op. 44, was comprised of scenes from Greek legends. Some of his piano music was written for four hands.
He was largely self-taught, although he did receive mentoring from Louis Ehlert, Louis Kohler, and Friedrich Marpurg. His ambition to take lessons from Robert Schumann was never fulfilled because of Schumann's death.
He was born into a family of Musicians. His daughter Elsbeth finished his final composition, an opera, under a pseudonym, Egbert Jensen.
He was a contemporary of Richard Wagner's.