Karl Schröder I

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Karl Schröder (17 March 1816 Oberbosa, Thuringia – 21 April 1890 Berlin) was a German violinist and viola player. He studied at the Eisleben training college with G. Siebeck and Adolf Bernhard Marx becoming first a town musician at Quedlinburg and then music director at Neuhaldensleben. He played the viola until 1866 in the family string quartet which also included his two sons Franz Hermann Schröder and Karl Schröder II. The quartet was extremely popular and toured throughout Europe to critical acclaim.