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Bulow, Hans Guido von

Born: 1830 AD
Died: 1894 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Conductors, Pianists

1830 – He was born on the 8th of January in Dresden, Saxony.

1850-1851 – He studied conducting under Wagner and piano under Liszt.

1853 – He toured as a concert pianist.

1855 – He headed the piano department at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin.

1857 – He married Liszt’s daughter Cosima.

1864 – He became director of music at the Munich court, where he conducted the premieres of Tristan und Isolde and Die Meistersinger.

1877-1880 – He conducted at Hanover and at Meiningen, where his orchestra became one of the finest in Europe.

         – He published critical editions of Beethoven and Cramer (now superseded by later editions), piano transcriptions of Tristan und Isolde and other major works, and a number of compositions for orchestra.

1893 – He went to Cairo because of his failing health.

1894 – He died on the 12th of February in Cairo.