Carl Tausig

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Birthday
4, 1841
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jul 17, 1871 (29)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1841
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jul 17, 1871 (29)

About

Virtuoso who wasn't an immediate hit with the critics of his day, but was eventually embraced for his technical prowess and intensity.

Before Fame

He debuted in 1858 at a Berlin concert under conductor Hans von Bülow.

Trivia

He possessed an incredible memory, able to recall his mentor Liszt's works from memory as well as those of Chopin, Beethoven, Scarlatti, and Weber.

Family Life

His first instructor was his father Aloys Tausig who was a pianist and composer and one of Sigismond Thalberg's students.

Associated With

He was a devotee of Richard Wagner whom he met when he was 16.