Hugo Wolf

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Birthday
13, 1860
Birthplace
Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Death Date
Feb 22, 1903 (42)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
13, 1860
Birthplace
Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Death Date
Feb 22, 1903 (42)

About

Slovenian-born Austrian composer who was known for his art songs. He battled depression throughout his life, which severely hampered his output.

Before Fame

He learned piano and violin at the age of four. He was considered to be a child prodigy.

Trivia

He detested the works of Anton Rubinstein, while heralding Liszt, Schubert, and Chopin.

Family Life

He had a serious romantic affair with Melanie Köchert.

Associated With

He was a proponent of the New German Lieder style inspired by Richard Wagner.