Deppe, Ludwig , famous German piano pedagogue; b. Alverdissen, Lippe, Nov. 7, 1828; d. Bad Pyramont, Sept. 5, 1890. He was a pupil of Marxsen at Hamburg in 1849, and later of Lobe at Leipzig. He settled in Hamburg in 1857 as a music teacher, and founded a singing society, which he conducted until 1868. He went to Berlin in 1874, and from 1886 to 1888 was court conductor; also conducted the Silesian Musical Festivals established by Count Hochberg in 1876. He wrote a sym. and overtures, Zriny and Don Carlos.
H. Klose, D.sche Lehre des Klavierspiels (Hamburg, 1886); E. Caland, Die D.sche Lehre des Klavierspiels (Stuttgart, 1897; 5thth ed., 1921; Eng. tr., 1903, as Artistic Piano Playing).
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