(b Münster, 1832; d Braunfels, 1902). Ger. conductor, composer, and pianist. Prof. of pf., Munich Cons. 1856–8. Mus. dir., Aix-la-Chapelle 1858–64. Court ch. cond., Munich, 1864, succeeding Bülow 1871 as cond. of Munich Opera. Cond. premières of Das Rheingold, Munich 1869, and Die Walküre, Munich 1870. Court cond. and dir. of Cons., Dresden, 1877–82. Dir., Cologne Cons. from 1884 and cond. of Gürzenich concerts there. Cond. f.ps. of R. Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel (1895) and Don Quixote (1898). Cond. early Ger. perfs. of works by Elgar. Wrote choral and chamber mus.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.