Friedrich Kalkbrenner

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Birthday
2, 1785
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 10, 1849 (63)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1785
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 10, 1849 (63)

About

Came before Chopin, Thalberg, and Liszt. He was considered one of the greatest pianists in Europe at the time. He was also the subject of much gossip.

Before Fame

He developed a unique method of piano playing, running what was called "a factory for aspiring virtuosos" and training numerous future students in Paris.

Trivia

He composed more than 200 piano works, concertos, and operas.

Family Life

His father was Christian Kalkbrenner, a German bandmaster, violinist, organ/keyboard player, and composer.

Associated With

He taught one of Britain's most acclaimed pianists during the latter half of the 19th century: Arabella Goddard.