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Kleinmichel, Richardlocked

  • J.A. Fuller Maitland

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(b Posen [now Poznań], Dec 31, 1846; d Charlottenburg, Aug 18, 1901). German pianist and composer. He received his first instruction from his father, Friedrich H.H. Kleinmichel (1827–94), a military and operatic conductor. From 1863 to 1866 he studied at the Leipzig Conservatory and then settled at Hamburg, where he published many works, mostly for his own instrument. His second symphony was given at the Gewandhaus at Leipzig with success. In that town he held for some time the post of Kapellmeister at the Städtisches Theater, and subsequently had similar appointments at Danzig and Magdeburg. His first opera, ...

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