Ludwig von Brenner

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Ludwig von Brenner (19 September 1833 – 9 February 1902) was a German conductor and composer.

He was born in Leipzig, and studied at Leipzig conservatoire, later going to Saint Petersburg to play in the court orchestra of the Tsar.[1] In 1872 he returned to Germany, conducting an orchestra known as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra before establishing his own Neue Berliner Symphoniekapelle in 1876.[1] In 1882 he became the first conductor of the newly established Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, leading its Berlin debut concert on October 17 of that year.[2] He continued to conduct the orchestra until 1884. He later went to Breslau, conducting an orchestra in succession to Meyder. He died in Berlin.

He was especially renowned as a composer of sacred music. His works include 4 grand masses; 2 Te Deums; symphonic poems, overtures, and other orchestral music.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Baker (1919)
  2. ^ Dzapo, Kyle J (1999). Joachim Andersen: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-313-30889-6. 

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