Moritz Kässmayer

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Moritz Kässmayer, sometimes spelled Käßmayer (1831–1884) was an Austrian composer remembered for his humorous settings of folk songs for string quartet.[1] Among the quartets' admirers was Brahms, on his visits to the Kässmayer family house.[2] He had less success with his one, comic, opera performed in Vienna in 1869, Das Landhaus in Meudon.[3]

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  1. ^ Handbuch für streichquartettspieler Volume 3 - Page 30 Wilhelm Altmann - 1928 "Moritz Kässmayer (1831 — 1884), auf den bei den Quintetten noch zurückzukommen sein wird, hat außer seinen 13 Heften für Streichquartett humoristisch und kontrapunktisch bearbeiteter Volkslieder lange vor diesen auch ein derartiges .."
  2. ^ Brahms and his world: a biographical dictionary - Page 254 H. P. Clive - 2006 "..pieces for male chorus and church music, and he also wrote an opera, Das Landhaus in Meudon, which was ... Among their admirers was Brahms who, according to Max Kalbeck, used to enjoy listening to them at Kassmayer's house, where ..."
  3. ^ Signale für die musikalische Welt - Volume 27 - Page 298 Michael Peschke - 1869 "Eine neue Oper „Das Landhaus in Meudon", von Käßmayer, ist in Wien im Hofoperntheater am 18. Febr. in Scene gegangen ohne das Publicum sehr zu beunruhigen. "