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pianist , composer.

Richard Burmeister, German pianist, composer.

Background

Burmeister, Richard was born on December 7, 1860 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Otto and Sophie (Braun) Burmeister.

Education

Educated in schools and academic at Hamburg. Studied with Franz Liszt, 1881-1884, in Rome, Budapest and Weimar.

Career

Took concert tours in Europe, 1883-1885. Head piano department Peabody Institute, Baltimore, 1885-1897. Concert tour in Europe, winter, 1893.

Settled in New York, 1897. Has made concert tours all over United States. Director Scharwenka Conservatory, New York, 1897-1899.

Engaged as head piano department Royal Conservatory, Dresden, Germany, 1903. Composer: Piano Concerto in D Minor, with orchestra, operation 1. The Chase After Fortune, symphonic fantasy for orchestra, operation 2.

Two Capriccios for Piano. Songs; Romance for Violin and Orchestra, operation 7. Ballade for piano, operation 8.

Re-orchestration of the F Minor Concerto by Chopin and F Minor Concertstück by Weber. Arrangement of Liszt’s Concerto Pathetique (original for 2 pianos), Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz and Chopin’s Rondo operation 16 for piano and orchestra. The Sisters, dramatic tone poem for contralto and orchestra.

Address: Royal Conservatory of Music, Dresden, Germany.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Piano Concerto in D Minor, with orchestra, operation 1. The Chase After Fortune, symphonic fantasy for orchestra, operation 2. Two Capriccios for Piano.

      Songs

    • Romance for Violin and Orchestra, operation 7. Ballade for piano, operation 8. Re-orchestration of the F Minor Concerto by Chopin and F Minor Concertstück by Weber.

      Arrangement of Liszt’s Concerto Pathetique (original for 2 pianos), Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz and Chopin’s Rondo operation 16 for piano and orchestra. The Sisters, dramatic tone poem for contralto and orchestra.

Connections

Married Farmville, Virginia, June 29, 1899, Anne Atkinson.

father:
Otto Burmeister

mother:
Sophie (Braun) Burmeister

spouse:
Farmville