Gutmann, Adolph, German pianist and composer; b. Heidelberg, Jan. 12, 1819; d. Spezia, Oct. 27, 1882. He lived mostly in Paris, where he studied with Chopin, and became a close friend of his. He publ. an album of Etudes caracteristiques which were quite popular in the 19th century, and much salon music for piano. He was also a successful performer whose virtuoso technique made him popular with audiences.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire