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Burgmüller, (August Joseph) Norbertlocked

  • Matthias Wiegandt

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(b Düsseldorf, Feb 8, 1810; d Aachen, May 7, 1836). German composer and pianist. A son of Johann August Franz Burgmüller, Norbert possessed far greater ability than his father or his brother Friedrich, but lacked their ambition and worldliness. One of his early patrons was Count von Nesselrode-Ehreshoven, who brought him to his estates near Kassel after his father's death and had him educated there. From ...

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Musical Quarterly
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik