Bernhard Stavenhagen

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Birthday
24, 1862
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 25, 1914 (52)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1862
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 25, 1914 (52)

About

Franz Liszt disciple, court pianist, and conductor who was a strong supporter of preserving Liszt's legacy and debuting new composers.

Before Fame

He was one of Franz Liszt's pupils and confidantes, traveling with him around the world. He claimed that his piano-roll recording of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 was a precise reflection of how Liszt had played it.

Trivia

He became court pianist in April 1890 to the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar.

Family Life

He married a soprano in the Weimar Court Opera, Agnes Denninghof, in July 1890.

Associated With

He premiered the works of many composers as a conductor, including Claude Debussy.