Aloys Schmitt

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Aloys Schmitt
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Background information

Aloys Schmitt (26 August 1788 – 25 July 1866) was a German composer, pianist and music teacher. He was born in Erlenbach am Main. In 1824 he was appointed court composer in Munich. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Giessen.

Among his students were Ferdinand Hiller, Carl Almenräder, Carl Arnold and Carl Wolfsohn. See: List of music students by teacher: R to S#Aloys Schmitt.

His Preparatory Exercises (op. 16) remain important technical studies along with the Hanon exercises.


  • Weber (1891), "Schmitt, Alois", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 32, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 42–45

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