Isidor Seiss

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Birthday
23, 1840
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 25, 1905 (64)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1840
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 25, 1905 (64)

About

Beloved educator and pianist who influenced many future musicians over the course of his lengthy teaching career. Edvard Grieg, Josef Rheinberger, and August Winding all dedicated works to him.

Before Fame

He studied with such notables as Friedrich Wieck, Julius Otto, and Moritz Hauptmann.

Trivia

He accepted a teaching position at the Cologne Conservatory in 1871 and became conductor of the Cologne Musical Society.

Family Life

His worsening eyesight ended his teaching career, and he lived through the deaths of every family member. All of this motivated him to take his own life in 1905.

Associated With

He had many famous students, one of whom was the legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck.