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Ernst, Alfred (1860 - 1898), music critic, translator

Brigitte Massin

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Périgueux, 9 April 1860; d Paris, 15 May 1898). French music critic and translator, son of heinrich wilhelm Ernst. He studied the violin with Böhm in Vienna, and with Joseph Joachim, but enrolled as a science student at the Ecole Polytechnique before turning to a musical career. Fascinated by the work of Richard Wagner, he made eight jouneys to Bayreuth between 1886 and 1897 (Lavignac), hearing the

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