Dessau, Bemhard, German violinist and composer; b. Hamburg, March 1, 1861; d. Berlin, April 28, 1923. He studied violin with Joachim and Wieniawski, then held various posts as concertmaster in Germany and the Netherlands. In 1906 he was appointed a prof, at the Berlin Cons. He was a prolific composer, his Violin Concerto “im alten Stil” becoming widely known.
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