Wolff, Edouard, Polish pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Warsaw, Sept. 15, 1816; d. Paris, Oct. 16, 1880. He studied in Warsaw with Zawadski (piano) and Eisner (composition), then was a piano pupil of Würfel in Vienna. In 1835 he settled in Paris, and became an esteemed teacher; he was a friend of Chopin, and imitated him in his piano music. He publ. 350 opus numbers for piano, among them several albums of études, a waltz, La Favorite, Chansons polonaises originales, Tarentelle, Chansons bacchiques, and a Piano Concerto; also 30 celebrated duos for piano and violin with Bériot, and 8 more with Vieuxtemps. His sister, Regina Wolff, a pianist, was the mother of the violinist Henryk Wieniawski .
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