(b Strasbourg, 1844; d Hastings, 1905).
Alsatian‐born English pianist and writer. At age 5 went to Cincinnati. Début as pianist in London 1863 (f. complete p. in Eng. of Chopin's F minor conc.), then settled there. Ardent Wagner enthusiast; founded Wagner Soc. 1872, was host to Wagner on his visit to London 1877 to conduct several concerts. Wrote several books on Wagner and his theories. Promoted chamber concerts in his home 1874–93. Gave f. Eng. ps. of pf. concs. by Grieg, Liszt (A major), and Tchaikovsky (No.1).