Schalk, Josef, Austrian pianist, teacher, and writer on music, brother of Franz Schalk ; b. Vienna, March 24, 1857; d. there, Nov. 7, 1900. He studied with Bruckner and Epstein. He was a piano teacher at the Vienna Cons. His arrangements of the Bruckner syms. for Piano, 4-Hands, did much to make these works known, and his book, Anton Bruckner und die moderne Musikwelt (1885), effectively upheld Bruckner’s music. He was also a friend of Hugo Wolf, whom he championed.
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