Brüll, Ignaz, Austrian pianist and composer; b. Prossnitz, Moravia, Nov. 7, 1846; d. Vienna, Sept. 17, 1907. He studied in Vienna with Epstein (piano) and Dessoff (composition). He subsequently made extended recital tours, settling eventually in Vienna, where he was a prof, of piano at the Horak Inst. (1872–78). He was an intimate friend of Brahms, who greatly valued his advice.
DRAMATIC: Opera : Die Bettler von Samarkand (1864); Das goldene Kreuz (Berlin, Dec. 22, 1875); Der Landfriede (Vienna, Oct. 4, 1877); Bianca (Dresden, Nov. 25, 1879); Kònigin Marietta (Munich, 1883); Gloria (Hamburg, 1886); Das steinerne Herz (Vienna, 1888); Gringoire (Munich, March 19, 1892); Schach dem Kònige (Munich, 1893); Der Husar (Vienna, 1898); Rübezahl (unfinished). ballet:Ein Marchen aus der Champagne (1896). other:Im Walde, overture; 3 serenades and a Dance Suite for Orch.; 2 piano concertos; Violin Concerto; piano pieces; songs.
H. Schwarz, I. B. und sein Freundeskreis (1922).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire