Stiehl, Heinrich (Franz Daniel)
- Gaynor G. Jones
(b Lübeck, Aug 5, 1829; d Reval [now Tallinn], May 1, 1886). German organist and composer, brother of Carl Stiehl. He studied with Lobe in Weimar, then at the Leipzig Conservatory with Gade, Hauptmann and Moscheles. From 1862 to 1869 he was a professor at the conservatory in St Petersburg, where he was also organist at St Peter’s. He gave concert tours as an organist, living in Vienna, Paris, Gotha and Lüneburg. He conducted the Philharmonic and Cecilia Societies in Belfast from 1874, and then taught the piano in Hastings until he took a post as organist at the church of St Olaus in Reval, Russia. His numerous compositions include the Singspiele Jery und Bätely and Der Schatzgräber, choral and orchestral works, as well as chamber and instrumental music; his piano pieces show the influence of Mendelssohn in their melodic writing. He conducted the first Russian performance of Bach’s ...