Schytte, Ludvig (Theodor)

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Schytte, Ludvig (Theodor)

Schytte, Ludvig (Theodor), Danish pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Århus, April 28, 1848; d. Berlin, Nov. 10, 1909. He was a pharmacist as a young man, then began to study piano with Anton Rèe and composition with Gade, finishing under Taubert in Berlin and Liszt in Weimar. He settled in Vienna in 1887 as a teacher, then moved to Berlin in 1907, where he taught at the Stern Cons. A master of the miniature forms, he wrote a number of attractive piano pieces, some of which became extremely popular; about 200 were publ.

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keyboard: Piano So1o : Promenades musicale; Rapsodie norwégienne; Aus froher Kinderzeit; Spanische Nächte; Valse piquante; Waldbilder; Aus der Heimat und Fremde; numerous piano studies (6 brillante Vortragsetüden, Melodische Spezialetüden, Studien in Ornamentik und Dynamik). 4-hands: Bajaderntänze; Kindersymphonie; Musikalische Wandelbilder; Reiseblätter; Kindersuite; etc. other: Hero, opera (Copenhagen, Sept. 25, 1898); Der Mameluk, operetta (Vienna, Dec. 22, 1903); Piano Concerto; chamber music; Die Verlassene, song cycle.

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