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date: 21 November 2019

Maas, Louislocked

  • E. Douglas Bomberger

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(b Wiesbaden, Germany, June 21, 1852; d Boston, Sept 18, 1889). American pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Germany. He was the son of a musician, and became an accomplished pianist at an early age. Acceding to his father’s wishes, he studied the law after the family moved to London, graduating from King’s College, University of London, at age fifteen. He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory from 1867 to 1871 and spent three summers studying with Liszt in Weimar. He taught at Kullak’s Neue Akademie der Tonkunst in Berlin, 1873–4. From 1875 to 1880 he was on the faculty of the Leipzig Conservatory, where his English language skills made him useful as an instructor for hundreds of British and American students. In 1880 he immigrated to Boston, teaching at the New England Conservatory until his death at the age of thirty-seven. He toured Europe and the USA as a pianist, and he conducted the Boston Philharmonic orchestra in ...

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