Brassin, Louis

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Brassin, Louis

Brassin, Louis, French pianist; b. Aix-la-Chapelle, June 24, 1840; d. St. Petersburg, May 17, 1884. He was a pupil of Moscheles at the Leipzig Cons., and made concert tours with his brothers Leopold and Gerhard. He then taught at the Stern Cons, in Berlin (1866), the Brussels Cons. (1869–79), and the St. Petersburg Cons. He publ. the valuable École moderne du piano, and also composed 2 piano concertos, salon pieces for piano, and songs. His effective piano transcription of the Magic Fire music from Die Walküre is well known.

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