(b Geneva, 1812; d Posillipo, 1871).
Swiss‐born Austrian pianist and composer. Public début 1826. London début 1830, followed by tour of Ger., playing his own conc. and other works. Paris 1835; London 1836, after which he and Liszt were regarded as two greatest rival virtuosi. Toured USA 1856 with Vieuxtemps, entering opera management. Wrote 2 operas, pf. conc., and many pf. works and songs. Contrib. to Hexaméron, 1837.