Ansorge, Conrad (Eduard Reinhold)

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Ansorge, Conrad (Eduard Reinhold)

Ansorge, Conrad (Eduard Reinhold), German pianist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Buchwald, Silesia, Oct. 15, 1862; d. Berlin, Feb. 13, 1930. He studied at the Leipzig Cons. (1880–82) and with Liszt in Weimar and Rome (1885–86). In 1898 he became a teacher at the Klindworth-Schwarwenka Cons, in Berlin. In 1920 he gave a piano master class at the German Academy of Music in Prague. As a pianist, Ansorge was known for his insightful interpretations of works from Beethoven to Liszt. He wrote a Piano Concerto, a String Sextet, 2 string quartets, a Cello Sonata, piano pieces, including 3 sonatas, and vocal music.


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