Hollaender, Alexis, German pianist, choral conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Ratibor, Silesia, Feb. 25, 1840; d. Berlin, Feb. 5, 1924. He was a pupil of Carl Schnabel (piano) and Adolf Hesse (organ) in Breslau. He then studied at the Univ. of Berlin, and also took courses in theory and composition with Eduard Greel and A.W. Bach at the Berlin Royal Academy and privately with Karl Böhmer. From 1861 he taught piano and choral singing at the Kullak Academy in Berlin, and also was active as a choral conductor. Among his works were choruses, songs, and piano pieces.
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