Dulcken, Ferdinand Quentin

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Dulcken, Ferdinand Quentin

Dulcken, Ferdinand Quentin, German pianist

and composer, son of Luise (nee David) Dulcken and nephew of Ferdinand David; b. London, June 1, 1837; d. Astoria, N.Y, Dec. 10,1901. He was a pupil of Moscheles and Gade at the Leipzig Cons., and also received encouragement from Mendelssohn. He subsequently taught at the Warsaw Cons., and also at Moscow and St. Petersburg. He also made many concert tours in Europe as a pianist with Wieniawski, Vieuxtemps, and others.

In 1876 he emigrated to America and gave concerts with Remenyi, then settled in N.Y. as a teacher and composer. He publ. nearly 400 piano pieces of the salon type and also some vocal works.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire