Mangold, (Johann) Wilhelm

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Mangold, (Johann) Wilhelm

Mangold, (Johann) Wilhelm, German violinist, conductor, and composer, brother of Carl (Ludwig Amand) Mangold; b. Darmstadt, Nov. 19,1796; d. there, May 23, 1875. He studied with Rinck and Abbé Vogler, then went to Paris for lessons with Cherubini, Méhul, and Kreutzer at the Cons. (1815–18). In 1825 he became a court conductor at Darmstadt. He was pensioned in 1857. Mangold wrote 3 operas, chamber music, and melodies for clarinet with piano, which were popular for a time.

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