(b Hamburg, 1829; d London, 1907). Ger.-born pianist, composer, and conductor. Moved to London 1848. In 1851 visited USA as acc. for Jenny Lind, whom he married 1852 in Boston. They lived in Dresden 1852–5, but returned to London 1858, Prof. of pf. RAM from 1863, vice-prin. 1866. Mus. organizer Rugby Sch. 1864–9. Founded and cond. London Bach Choir 1875. Cond. f. complete p. in Eng. of Bach's Mass in B minor, April 1876. Comp. oratorio Ruth, pf. conc., songs, part-songs, etc.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.