Dionys Pruckner

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Portrait of Dionys Pruckner.

Dionys Pruckner (12 May 1834 München – 1 December 1896 Heidelberg) was a noted pianist and music teacher at Stuttgart. He was a student of Franz Liszt from 1852 until about 1855 who did concert tours throughout Europe.[1] In 1859 he was appointed to the faculty of the Stuttgart Conservatory. Pruckner was a member of the masonic lodge Wilhelm zur aufgehenden Sonne in Stuttgart.

Bronze relief on gravestone.

He is buried in Section 5 (Abteilung 5) of the Pragfriedhof (de) cemetery in Stuttgart, together with his wife Silly Pruckner (1837–1901). On his gravestone is a bronze relief of his head made by the sculptor Karl Donndorf (de) in 1893.


  • The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, Vol. 38, No. 647. (Jan. 1, 1897), pp. 49–5. Obituary: Dionys Pruckner at JSTOR via http://www.jstor.org/stable/3368594 (This link is to pages 49-50. The Pruckner obituary on page 50 was skipped by JSTOR and not given a stable number).


  1. ^ Hubbard, W. L. (2005). The American History And Encyclopedia of Music: Musical Biographies. Kessinger Publishing. p. 177. ISBN 1-4179-0713-4.