Krenn, Franz, Austrian organist, composer, and pedagogue; b. Dross, Feb. 26, 1816; d. St. Andrä, June 18, 1897. He studied music with his father, and was a church organist in Vienna. From 1869 to 1893 he was a prof, of harmony and counterpoint at the Vienna Cons. Gustav Mahler was his pupil. He wrote 29 masses, a Sym., chamber music, and a manual, Musik-und Harmonielehre (1890).
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