Johns, Paul Emile

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Johns, Paul Emile

Johns, Paul Emile, Polish-born American pianist, music publisher, and composer; b. Kraków, c. 1798; d. Paris, Aug. 10, 1860. He settled in New Orleans by 1818, where he was active as a pianist until 1830 and had his own music store in New Orleans (1830--16). During a visit to Paris in 1832, he was befriended by Chopin, who dedicated his 5 mazurkas, op. 7, to him. With Pleyel, he publ, his Album louisianais, a vol. of piano pieces and songs. His other works, including a comic opera, The Military Stay, A Warlike Symphony, and Grand Military March, are not extant. In later years he was active as a cotton magnate. From 1848 to 1860 he was Russian consul in New Orleans.

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