Kauffmann, Emil , German composer and writer on music, son of Ernst Friedrich Kauffmann; b. Ludwigsburg, Nov. 23, 1836; d. Tübingen, June 17, 1909. He studied at the Stuttgart Cons, with Keller, Faiszt, Jung, and Singer, then joined the Court Orch. in 1863 as a violinist. He was a teacher in the music school at Basel (1868–77) and music director at the Univ. of Tübingen (Ph.D., 1885). He wrote Die Nacht, over 60 lieder, men’s choruses, and sonatas and other piano pieces. He also publ. Entwicklung der Tonkunst von der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur Gegenwart (1884) and Justinus Heinrich Knecht: Ein schwäbischer Tonsetzer (1892) and contributed articles to the Leipzig Musikalisches Wochenblatt.
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