Schimon, Adolf, Austrian pianist, singing teacher, and composer; b. Vienna, Feb. 29, 1820; d. Leipzig, June 21, 1887. He studied with Berton, Halévy, and others at the Paris Cons. He studied the Italian method in Florence, bringing out his opera Stradella there in 1846. He was maestro al cembalo at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London (1850–53), then at the Italian Opera in Paris (1854–59). In 1858 Flotow brought out Schimon’s comic opera List um List at Schwerin. He taught singing at the Leipzig Cons. (1874–77) and in Munich (1877–86). His other works included Italian and French songs, German lieder, 2 string quartets, a Piano Trio, Violin Sonata, piano music, etc. He married Anna Schimon-Regan in 1872.
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