Eltel, (Jean) Paul

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Eltel, (Jean) Paul

Eltel, (Jean) Paul, German pianist and composer;b. Posen, Jan. 22, 1865; d. Berlin, Feb. 11, 1933. He studied with L. Brassin (piano) and later took lessons with Liszt; also studied law. He was music critic of the Berliner Lokal Anzeiger and ed. of Deutscher Musikerzeitung (1897–1905). He wrote several symphonic poems in a general Lisztian vein (Der Mensch, Die nachtliche Heerschau, etc.), many ballads for voice and instruments, and a Violin Sonata and other chamber music.

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