Frédéric Louis Ritter
He was born in Strasbourg on 22 June 1834.
He studied under Moritz, Hauser, and Schletterer. In 1856 he came to the United States, resided for some years in Cincinnati, where he founded the Cecilia and Philharmonic Societies, and in 1861 moved to New York City and conducted the Sacred Harmonic Society and Arion Society.
In New York, he married Fannie Raymond, his second wife.
He died in Antwerp, Belgium on 6 July 1891.
He composed many songs, orchestral, church, and piano works. He wrote several works on music with his wife:
- History of Music (1870–74)
- History Of Music in the Form of Lectures (1876)
- Music in England (1883)
- Music in America (1883)
- The Student's History Of Music (1884)
- Practical Harmony, Especially Designed For The Use Of Piano-Forte Students (1888)
- "Vassar Encyclopedia: Frederick Louis Ritter". vassar.edu. Retrieved November 16, 2011. This source gives 1832 as his birth year.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Ritter, Frédéric Louis". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- Free scores by Frédéric Louis Ritter at the International Music Score Library Project
- "Guide to the Frédéric Louis Ritter Papers". Retrieved June 12, 2012. Contains a possibly incomplete but lengthy list of his works including those in manuscript (several symphonies and concertos that seem not to have been published), and other information.