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Louis Köhler (Composer, Arranger)

Born: September 5, 1820 - Brunswick, Germany
Died: February 16, 1886 - Königsberg, Germany

The German composer, Chr. Louis Heinrich Köhler, was educated at Brunswick and Vienna, being in the latter capital from 1839 to 1843 as a pupil of Sechter for theory, and Bocklet for piano.

Louis Köhler filled the post of conductor at Marienburg and Elbing, before settling down at Königsberg, which was his home from 1847 until his death.

Louis Köhler wrote three operas, one ef which, Maria Dolores, was performed at Brunswick in 1844, and a ballet, Der Zauberkomponist, at the same place in 1846. His chief work as a composer was in the direction of educational pianoforte music, such as studies of all kinds, arrangements of popular works, fantasias, etc. Two books of his studies, Opp. 112 and 128, have more value than most of his works. He was a valued contributor to the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik in 1867-1878, and to the Berlimr Musik.Zeitung in 1871-1876.

Source: Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1952 Edition; Author: J.A. Fuller Maitland)
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Aryeh Oron (July 2007)

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