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Born: Hamburg, Germany, May 7, 1833

Died: Vienna, April 3, 1897

Major Works:

  • Orchestral Music:
    • Variations on a Theme by Haydn
    • 4 symphonies
    • Academic Festival Overture
    • Tragic Overture
    • Concerto in D major for violin and orchestra
    • 2 concertos for piano and orchestra
    • Concerto in A minor, for violin, cello, and orchestra
  • Choral Music:
    • A German Requiem
    • Rhapsody, for alto voices, men’s chorus, and orchestra
    • Liebeslieder waltzes, for four voices and two pianos
  • Chamber Music:
    • 3 piano quartets
    • Piano Quintet
    • Clarinet Quintet
    • 3 string quartets
    • 3 piano trios
    • 3 sonatas for violin and piano
    • 2 sonatas for cello and piano
  • Piano Music:
    • Variations on a Theme by Handel
    • Variations on a Theme by Paganini
    • Ballades
    • Capriccios
    • Intermezzi
    • Rhapsodies
    • Hungarian Dances
    • Waltzes
  • Vocal Music:
    • songs for voice and piano, including
      • "Wiegenlied" ("Lullaby")
      • "Ständchen"
      • "Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer"
      • "Die Mainacht"
      • "Von ewiger liebe"
      • "Vergebliches Ständchen"
      • "Der Tod das ist die kühle Nacht"
      • "Vier ernste Gesänge"
  • Other Works:
    • Schicksalslied (Song of Fate), for chorus and orchestra
    • Ziguenerlieder (Gypsy Songs), for four voices and piano
    • 2 sonatas for clarinet (or viola) and piano
    • 2 string quintets
    • 2 string sextets
    • 3 sonatas for piano

Source: Cross, Milton, and David Ewen. 1962. Milton Cross' Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.