(b Trier, 1801; d Salford, 1851). Ger. singing teacher, also mining engineer, priest, composer, and critic. Became priest 1826, later abbé. Taught singing at Trêves, later Brussels. In Paris from 1834 where he pubd. several mus. textbooks. Went to London 1841, then Edinburgh, settling in Manchester 1847. There he est. singing courses based on Wilhem system. His Singing for the Million (1841) had large sale. Founded Musical Times and Singing-Class Circular 1842, taken over by Novello 1844 as Musical Times. His methods were challenged by those of Hullah. Comp. 2 operas.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.