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Löschhorn, (Carl) Albert

Löschhorn, (Carl) Albert

Löschhorn, (Carl) Albert, German pianist, composer, and pedagogue; b. Berlin, June 27, 1819; d. there, June 4, 1905. He studied at the Royal Inst. for Church Music with L. Berger, Killitschgy, Grell, and A.W. Bach, and became a piano teacher there in 1851. He publ. a series of excellent piano studies, including Melodious Studies, La Velocité, Universal Studies, Le Trille, and School of Octaves, which became standard pedagogical works. He also wrote attractive piano solos: La Belle Amazone, 4 pièces élégantes, Tarentelle; 2 valses, the barcarolle A Venise, and 3 mazurkas; suites, sonatas, sonatinas, etc. With J. Weiss he publ. a Wegweiser in die Pianoforte-Literatur (1862; second ed., 1885, as Führer durch die Klavierliteratur).

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