Hugo Wolf


Birthday March 13, 1860

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

DEATH DATE Feb 22, 1903 (42)

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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.


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.