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Louis Ehlert (23 January 1825, Königsberg – 4 January 1884, Wiesbaden) was a German composer and music critic.
Ehlert entered the
Leipzig Conservatory in 1845, where he studied under Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn. In 1850 he moved to Berlin where he was a critic and teacher. From 1869 until 1871 he taught at the Schule des höheren Klavierspiels founded by Carl Tausig. Later he taught in Meiningen where he tutored the princes, and finally in Wiesbaden.
Ehlert composed a
Spring , an Symphony overture, and a , as well as numerous pieces for Requiem for a Child piano, choral works, and lieder. His book of essays, From the Tone World, was translated into English. [1 ]
Ehlert wrote a very positive article about Dvořák's
Slavonic Dances which helped making them popular in Germany. As a token of his gratitude Dvořák dedicated to Ehlert the Serenade for Wind Instruments Op. 44. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Louis Ehlert (Helen Tretbar, translator), From the Tone World. A Series of Essays by Louis Ehlert, Translated from the German by Helen D. Tretbar. New York: Charles Tretbar, 1884; second edition, 1885. The biographical data given above are confirmed in the prefatory material to the second edition of this book.
^ Serenade for Wind Instruments: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project