Fürsten.au, Moritz

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Fürsten.au, Moritz

Fürsten.au, Moritz, German writer on music and flutist; b. Dresden, July 26, 1824; d. there, March 25, 1889. He was a member of the Dresden Court Orch. from 1842, and from 1852 librarian of the music section of the Royal Library. From 1856 he was a flute teacher at the Cons.

Writings

Beitrage zur Geschichte der königlich-sächs. musikalischen Kapelle (1849); Zur Geschichte der Musik und des Theaters am Hofe zu Dresden (2 vols., 1861–62; suppl. by H. van Brescius, Die königliche sächs. musikalische Kapelle von Reissiger bis Schuch, 1826–98, Dresden, 1898); with T. Berthold, Die Fabrikation musikalischer Instrumente im koniglich sachsischen Vogtland (1876); also essays and articles in musical journals.

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