Lange, Gustav, German pianist and composer; b. Schwerstedt, near Erfurt, Aug. 13, 1830; d. Wernigerode, July 19, 1889. He studied with A.W. Bach, Grell, and Löschhorn. Hewrote more than 400 piano pieces, generally facile, elegant, and effective, many of which gained great vogue.
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