Gustav Pick

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Gustav Pick (10 December 1832– 20 April 1921) was a musician and composer of Wienerlieder (Viennese songs)..

He was born and brought up in the ghetto of Rechnitz, where his father was a merchant. In 1845 the family moved to Vienna. Whilst working as a bank clerk, Pick took piano lessons and began to compose.

He created one of the most popular Wienerlieder, the "Fiakerlied (de)". It was made a success by the famous actor Alexander Girardi.

Pick is buried in the Wiener Zentralfriedhof.

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