Carl Maria von Bocklet
Carl Maria von Bocklet (30 November 1801 – 15 July 1881) was a composer, pianist and teacher of music.
Bocklet was born in Prague. He studied with Bedřich Diviš Weber and in 1821 he moved to Vienna, where he "created a great stir...through his interesting free fantasias on the piano forte." In Vienna, Eduard Marxsen was one of his notable students. (See: List of music students by teacher: A to B#Carl Maria von Bocklet.) Ludwig van Beethoven wrote letters of introduction for him, and he became a close friend of Franz Schubert; more than likely, he was influential to Frédéric Chopin.
Carl Maria von Bocklet died in Vienna, aged 79.
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