Henselt, Adolf von

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Henselt, Adolf von (b Schwabach, Bavaria, 1814; d Warmbrunn, Silesia, 1889). Ger. pianist and composer. Went to St Petersburg 1838, becoming court pianist and teacher of Royal family. No tours after 1838 yet acclaimed as one of greatest pianists. Comp. pf. conc., 2 sets of 12 Studies, pf. pieces, etc.