Pflughaupt, Robert, brilliant German pianist; b. Berlin, Aug. 4, 1833; d. Aachen, June 12, 1871. He studied with Dehn in Berlin, Henselt in St. Petersburg, and Liszt in Weimar, then pursued a career as a virtuoso. He wrote a number of agreeable piano pieces. His wife, Sophie (née Shtchepin) Pflughaupt (b. Dvinsk, Russia, March 15, 1837; d. Aachen, Nov. 10, 1867), was also a pupil of Henselt and Liszt and won praise as a pianist.
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