Adolf von Henselt

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Birthday
12, 1814
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 10, 1889 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1814
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 10, 1889 (75)

About

Struggled with chronic stage fright throughout his life. He stopped composing when he was 30 and performing when he was 33.

Before Fame

He studied under Johann Nepomuk Hummel for several months, thanks to financial assistance from King Ludwig I of Bavaria. He also studied composition with Simon Sechter.

Trivia

He had a profound influence on Russian music and was skilled not only in his own compositions, but also in the works of Frederic Chopin and Carl Maria von Weber.

Family Life

He married Rosalie Vogel while living in Breslau.

Associated With

He was greatly admired by Sergei Rachmaninoff.