Schunke, Ludwig, German pianist and composer, cousin of Karl Schunke; b. Kassel, Dec. 21, 1810; d. Leipzig, Dec. 7, 1834. He studied with his father, Gottfried Schunke (1777–1861), who was a horn player, then went to Paris, where he studied piano with Kalkbrenner and Reicha. He settled in Leipzig in 1833 and became a close friend of Schumann, of whom he was an exact contemporary, and with whom he became associated in founding the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. His early death was greatly mourned, for his piano pieces were full of promise; among them were a Sonata, a set of variations, 2 Caprices, and a set of Charakterstücke. Schumann wrote a heartfelt appreciation of Schunke’s talent, which was reprinted in his Gesammelte Schriften.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"Schunke, Ludwig." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (March 18, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/schunke-ludwig
"Schunke, Ludwig." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved March 18, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/schunke-ludwig
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.