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Siegfried Wagner

Siegfried Wagner

Siegfried Wagner, the son of Richard and Cosima Wagner, and grandson of Liszt, was born at Triebsche, June 6, 1869. It was originally intended that he should be an architect, and until his twenty...

Hugo Wolf

Hugo Wolf

Hugo Wolf was born at Windischgraz, Austria, March 13, 1860, and died February 22, 1903. His father was opposed to young Wolf adopting a musical careers, but eventually allowed his son to study at...

William Vincent Wallace

William Vincent Wallace

William Vincent Wallace was born at Waterford, Ireland, July 1, 1813, and died at the Chateau de Bergen, in the Pyrenees, October 12, 1865. The family migrated to Dublin, and Wallace soon became known...

Paul Etienne Victor Wachs

Paul Etienne Victor Wachs

Paul Etienne Victor Wachs was born at Paris, September 19, 1851. He studied at the Paris Conservatory where he was a pupil of Cesar Franck, Duprato, and Victor Masse. He showed particular talent as...

Hermann Adolf Wollenhaupt

Hermann Adolf Wollenhaupt

Hermann Adolf Wollenhaupt was born in Schkeuditz, Prussian Saxony, September 17, 1827. He studied under Julius Knorr in pianoforte, and Moritz Hauptmann in composition. From 1845 he was a teacher in New York. His...

Henri Wieniawski

Henri Wieniawski

Henri Wieniawski was born in Lublin, Poland, July 10, 1835. He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Clavel, Massart, and Colet, was an instructor in the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1862-67, and in 1864...

Henri-Weil

Henri Weil

Henri Weil was born in New York City, in 1870, of French and German parentage. He began the study of the piano at the age of seven years. At the age of sixteen he...

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Karl Maria von Weber

Karl Maria von Weber was born in Eutin, Germany, December 18, 1786. His father was a musician, and Karl was well educated. He studied for time painting and engraving, but music was his passion....

George William Warren

George William Warren

George William Warren was born in Albany, N. Y., August 17, 1828. In 1860-70 he was organist of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, and from 1870 of St. Thomas’ Church, New York....