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musician

Richard Zeckwer, musician.

Background

Zeckwer, Richard was born on April 30, 1850 in Stendal, Prussia. Son of Carl and Emilie (Stroehmer) Zeckwer.

Education

Educated at gymnasium, Stendal, and at University of Leipzig. Musical education at Leipzig Conservatory of Music, under Moscheles, Hauptmann, E. F. Richter, Papperitz and Reinecke. Graduate there, 1869.

Came to the United States, 1869. Teacher, 1869-1876, proprietor, 1876-1917, Philadelphia Musical Academy.

Career

Camille and Annie d’Invilliers, of Philadelphia, 1874. Organist Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Germantown, 1871-1878. Organist Catholic Cathedral, Philadelphia, 1879-1880.

Lecturer on acoustics before musical societies and at Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. Also at Philadelphia Academy Natural Sciences. Inventor of the liberating of the ring finger for the perfection of technique.

Composer of songs and piano compositions, also of 2 overtures: Festival Overture and Bride of Messina. Author: A Scientific Investigation of Touch, 1902. Home: Philadelphia, Pa.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer of songs and piano compositions, also of 2 overtures: Festival Overture and Bride of Messina. Author: A Scientific Investigation of Touch, 1902.

Connections

Married Marie, d.

father:
Carl Zeckwer

mother:
Emilie (Stroehmer) Zeckwer

spouse:
Marie