Fuchs, (Leonard Johann Heinrich) Albert

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Fuchs, (Leonard Johann Heinrich) Albert

Fuchs, (Leonard Johann Heinrich) Albert, German composer and pedagogue; b. Basel, Aug. 6, 1858; d. Dresden, Feb. 15, 1910. He studied with Selmar Bagge in Basel, and later at the Leipzig Cons, with Reinecke and Jadassohn (1876–79). He conducted in Trier (1880–83), then was director of the Wiesbaden Cons. (1889–98). In 1898 he joined the staff of the Dresden Cons.; was also conductor at the Schumann Singakademie (from 1901). He was a prolific composer, and publ. a number of choral works and songs. His works include 2 oratorios, Selig sind, die in dem Herrn sterben (1906) and Das tausendjahriges Reich (1908), and several instrumental concertos. He publ. Taxe der Streichinstrumente (1907; many reprints).

Bibliography

F. Geissler, A. F., in Vol. Ill of Monographien moderner Musiker (Leipzig, 1909).

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