Wehle, Karl , Bohemian pianist and composer; b. Prague, March 17, 1825; d. Paris, June 3, 1883. Trained for a mercantile career, he abandoned it for music and studied piano with Moscheles at Leipzig and Kullak in Berlin. He made extended tours to Asia, Africa, America, and Australia, but resided chiefly in Paris. He publ. a number of brilliant compositions for piano, among them Sérénade napolitaine, Allegro à la hongroise, 3 tarentelles, 2 impromptus, Berceuse javanaise, Marche cosaque, Fête bohémienne, and Un Songe à Vaucluse.
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