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Haupt, Karl August

Haupt, Karl August, German organist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Kuhnau, Silesia, Aug. 25, 1810; d. Berlin, July 4, 1891. He studied with Dehn in Berlin. He played in various churches and became famous for his masterly improvisations in the style of Bach. He was one of the experts consulted for the specifications in building the grand organ at the Crystal Palace in London. He had many distinguished pupils, including about 40 American organists. He publ, a valuable Choralbuch (1869). Many of his compositions for organ remain in MS.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Haupt, Karl August

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