Hans Guido von Bülow

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Bülow, Hans Guido von


Born Jan. 8, 1830, in Dresden; died Feb. 12, 1894, in Cairo. German pianist, conductor, composer, and writer on music.

Bülow was a student of F. Liszt and was married to Liszt’s daughter Cosima (who later became R. Wagner’s wife). Bülow gave concerts in Europe and the USA, and after 1864 he appeared several times in concerts in Russia. He facilitated the dissemination of Russian music abroad, especially that of P. I. Tchaikovsky, to whom he dedicated his first concerto for piano and orchestra. Bülow’s performance as a pianist was marked by a high level of artistry and yet at the same time by a certain cerebral quality. He was the first to conduct from memory, without a score. Bülow composed several piano, vocal, and symphonic works and prepared transcriptions and editions.


Briefe und Schriften, vols. 1-8. Edited by M. von Bülow. Leipzig, 1895-1908.
Neue Briefe. Edited by R. Du Moulin-Eckart. Munich, 1927.
Lektsii. Compiled by T. Pfeifer. Moscow, 1895-96. (Translated from German, with notes by A. Bukhovtsev.)


Bülow, M. von. Hans von Bülows Leben, dargestellt aus seinen Briefen, 3rd ed. Leipzig, 1925.


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