Hanisch, Joseph, German organist and composer; b. Regensburg, March 24, 1812; d. there, Oct. 9, 1892. He studied with his father, and with Proske, with whom he went to Italy as an assistant (1834). In 1839 he became organist at the Regensburg Cathedral. He wrote Missa auxilium Christianorum, Quatuor hymni pro festo corporis Christi and also composed pieces for organ solo. He was a master of improvisation, and was regarded as one of the greatest in this field in his time.
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