Krüger, Wilhelm, German pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Stuttgart, Aug. 5, 1820; d. there, June 16, 1883. He studied piano with Ziegele and composition with Lindpaintner. In 1845 he settled in Paris, where he enjoyed an excellent reputation as a pianist and teacher. In 1870 the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War compelled him to return to Germany, where he was active as a pedagogue. He publ. a number of brilliant salon pieces for piano (168 opus numbers in all), which included caprices, nocturnes, genre pieces (Harpe éo-lienne, Guitare), a Polonaise-Boléro, études (Les Six Jours de la semaine, etc.), and transcriptions, fantasias, etc., of and on operatic airs.
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