Hausmann, Robert, notable German cellist and pedagogue; b. Rottleberode, Harz, Aug. 13, 1852; d. Vienna, Jan. 18, 1909. He was a student of Theodor Müller in Braunschweig before pursuing training at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik; later he studied with Piatti in London and with Cadenabbia. After playing in Count Hochberg’s quartet in Dresden (1872–76), he was a member of the Joachim Quartet in Berlin (1879–1907). He also was a prof, at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (from 1879). Brahms wrote his 2nd Cello Sonata for Hausmann, who also was soloist (with Joachim) in the premiere of the Brahms Double Concerto (Cologne, Oct. 18, 1887).
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