Kunkel, Jacob, German-American pianist, teacher, music publisher, and composer, brother of Charles Kunkel; b. Kleiniedesheim, Oct. 22, 1846; d. St. Louis, Oct. 16, 1882. He studied with his brother, and was also a nominal pupil of Tausig, who, according to the Kunkel family report, refused to teach him because he thought that the younger man was equal to the master. He was taken to America with his brother, and participated in most of the latter’s enterprises. He composed piano pieces in a salon manner.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire