Adolf Jensen

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Birthday
12, 1837
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 23, 1879 (42)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1837
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 23, 1879 (42)

About

German pianist and music teacher who composed 160 songs and wrote several pieces for piano. His seven-piece work, "Erotikon," Op. 44, was comprised of scenes from Greek legends. Some of his piano music was written for four hands.

Before Fame

He was largely self-taught, although he did receive mentoring from Louis Ehlert, Louis Kohler, and Friedrich Marpurg. His ambition to take lessons from Robert Schumann was never fulfilled because of Schumann's death.

Trivia

He was a teacher of advanced piano from 1866 until 1868 at Carl Tausig's Schule des höherin Clavierspiels.

Family Life

He was born into a family of musicians. His daughter Elsbeth finished his final composition, an opera, under a pseudonym, Egbert Jensen.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Richard Wagner's.