Julius Schulhoff


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Schulhoff, Julius

 

Born Aug. 2, 1825, in Prague; died Mar. 13,1898, in Berlin. Bohemian pianist and composer.

Schulhoff studied piano with I. Tedesco and theory with V. J. Tomášek (Tomaschek) in Prague. He made his debut in Dresden in 1842, and in 1845 he took up residence in Paris, where his playing and his compositions for piano attracted the attention of F. Chopin. Schulhoff gave concerts in many European countries and in 1853 toured Russia. He taught in Paris from 1853 to 1870 and Dresden from 1870 to 1897. He eventually took up residence in Berlin, where he became a professor in 1897.

Schulhoff composed approximately 60 works of salon music for piano, including two sonatas, 12 études, and Prague Allegro brillant. His dances include two collections of mazurkas: Poland and Memories of Warsaw and Kiev. Among Schulhoff s other works are transcriptions of Czech folk songs.

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