Theodor Oesten was born in Berlin, Germany, December 31, 1813.
When he had finished his studies he became very popular as a teacher. In 1843 his rondo entitled “Les Premieres Violettes” had a prodigious success. It was followed by many pieces of a similar nature, whose attractive titles and easy technique kept them in favor for many years.
He died in Berlin, March 16, 1870.