Liebling, Emil, German-American pianist and composer, brother of Georg Liebling and uncle of Leonard Liebling; b. Pless, Silesia, April 12, 1851; d. Chicago, Jan. 20, 1914. He studied piano with Theodor Kullak in Berlin, Dachs in Vienna, and Liszt in Weimar, and also composition with Dorn in Berlin. In 1867 he went to America and lived in Chicago from 1872, where he was actively engaged as a concert pianist and teacher. He wrote a number of effective piano pieces in a light vein (Florence Valse, Feu follet, Albumblatt, 2 Romances, Cradle Song, Canzonetta, Menuetto scherzoso, Mazurka de concert, Spring Song).He ed. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music and co-ed, a Dictionary of Musical Terms.
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