Julius Epstein (pianist)
August 7, 1832|
Zagreb, Austro-Hungarian Empire, (now Croatia)
|Died||March 3, 1926
Epstein was born in Zagreb, Croatia. He was a pupil at Agram of the choir-director Vatroslav Lichtenegger, and in Vienna of Johann Rufinatscha (composition) and Anton Halm (pianoforte). He made his début in 1852, and soon became one of the most popular pianists and teachers in Vienna.
From 1867 to 1901, Epstein was a professor of piano at the Vienna Conservatory, where Ignaz Brüll, Marcella Sembrich, Mathilde Kralik and Gustav Mahler were among his pupils. Epstein edited Beethoven's "Claviersonaten", Mendelssohn's "Sämmtliche Clavierwerke" and Schubert's "Kritisch Durchgesehene Gesammtausgabe", among others. He died, aged 93, in Vienna.
His two daughters Rudolfine Epstein (cellist) and Eugénie Epstein (violinist) went on a very successful concert tour through Germany and Austria during the 1876 - 1877 season. His son Richard Epstein (* 26 January 1869 in Vienna; † 1 August 1919 in New York, NY (US)) was also a professor of piano at the Vienna Conservatorium. Epstein was a friend of Johannes Brahms.
- "Židovska zajednica u Hrvatskoj". Croatian jewish network (in Croatian). Retrieved 2011-11-11.
- (Croatian) Kroatologija; Tamara Jurkić Sviben; Motivi i poticaji hrvatskih glazbenika židovskoga podrijetla u hrvatskoj kulturi i hrvatskoj glazbenoj baštini; stranica 119, svibanj, 2010.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906. ()
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