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pianist , teacher

Carl Faelten, German pianist, teacher.

Background

Faelten, Carl was born on December 21, 1846 in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Son of Carl G. and Frederika (Moller) Faelten.

Education

Educated Latin School at Weimar. In music chiefly self-taught, but studied with Montag at Weimar and with Schoch at Frankfort-on-the-Main. Studied violin and other orchestra instruments at Arnstadt.

Career

Taught, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1868-1882 (1878-1882 in Doctor Hoch’s Conservatory), Peabody Institute, Baltimore, 1882-1885, North-East. Conservatory of Music, Boston, 1885-1897. Founder, 1897, and from then director Faelten Pianoforte School, Boston.

Concert pianist. Has compiled numerous instruction books, including (with his brother) The Faelten System of Fundamental Training. Home: Holliston, Mass.

Connections

Married Adele Schloesser, of Lubeck, Germany, 1877.

father:
Carl G. Faelten

mother:
Frederika (Moller) Faelten

spouse:
Adele Schloesser