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Samuel Webbe on the pianoforte and organ.
In 1801, with his brother William, and
with Greatorex and Bartleman, be revived
the Vocal Concerts founded by his father
and Samuel Harrison ; became organist of
St. George's, Hanover Square, in 1802. For



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more than twenty years he was considered
the best accompanist iu London. Works :
Selection of Psalm Tunes (1823) ; Songs for
three and four voices. Grove ; Fetis ; Rie-
mann.

KNYVETT, WILLIAM, born in London,
April 21, 1779, died there, Nov. 17, 1856.
Tenor singer, brother of Charles Kuyvett ;
sang at Concerts of Ancient Music, in the
treble chorus in 1788, as principal alto in
17'. I") ; became gentleman of the Chapel Royal
in 1797, and later lay vicar of Westminster ;
was appointed composer of the Chapel
Royal in 18(12. He was a distinguished
singer for about forty years. In 183240 he
conducted the Concerts of Ancient Music,
in 1834-43 the Birmingham Festivals, and
iu 1835 the York Festival. Works : Glees,
among others, When the fair rose (1800),
O my love's like the red, red rose, and, The
Bells of St. Michael's Tower ; Anthems for
coronations of George IV. and of Victoria.
Grove ; Fetis ; Riemauu.

KOBELIUS. JOHANN AUGUSTIN,
born at Wiihlitz, near Halle, Feb. 21, 1674.
died at Weisseufels, Aug. 17, 1731. Or-
ganist, pupil of Nicolaus Brausen and
Schieferdecker on the pianoforte, and for
three years of Johaini Philipp Krieger in
composition. He became chamber musician
at \\Yissenfels; then city organist at Sun-, i
haii^en in 1712, director of the Chapel of
the Holy Cross at Querfurt in 171I>, and in
17'J.~> Kapellmeister to the Duke of Saxe-
Weisseufels. He produced several ope ras
in Weissenfels (1716-29), and left in manu-
script church music, overtures, concertos,
sonatas, serenades, cantatas, etc. Fetis ;
Gerber ; Mendel ; Schilling ; Walther.

KOBRICHT, JOHANN ANTON, born at
It:uulnitz, Bohemia, in 1720, living; there as

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organist in 1788. He was organist also in
Laudsberg, Bavaria. He composed many
short masses for the use of country churches
for three or four voices, with two violins
and organ, besides other church music ; 3
collections of sonatas for pianoforte ; Pre-
ludes and fugues for organ. He published



also a method for pianoforte (1782), and one
for violin (1788). Dlabacz ; Fetis ; Gerber ;
Wurzbach.

KOCH, BERNARD, born at Amsterdam
in 1791, died there, July 30, 1858. Violin-
ist and dramatic composer, pupil of Ber-
telman, Stassens, and Biuger, then at The
Hague of Navoigille. He made his first ap-
pearance at the court concerts, and was a
member of Louis Bonaparte's orchestra until
isln ; then returned to Amsterdam to teach,
conducted a musical society, and later the
orchestra of the German and Italian opera.
Works : La mere Ganz et 1'oauf d'or, opera,
given at Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotter-
dam, and Leydeu ; Der hulzerne Siibel, op-
eretta, The Hague, 1830 ; Das gestohleue
Lammchen, do. ; Pumpernikel, not given ;
Jane Grey, historical scene ; Benjamin, bib-
lical scene, Amsterdam ; De verlatene, can-
tata, ib. ; Moederliefde, do. (prize of the Mu-
sical Society of the Netherlands) ; Elegy
on the death of Mendelssohn ; De dood
van J. Van Speijk ; Prijs-fantazie and varia-
tions (prize of Philharmonic Society) ; Quar-
tet for strings ; Romances, etc. Fetis, Sup-
plement, ii. 43 ; Gregoir, Biogr., 109 ;
Viotta.

KOCH, JOHANN AUGUST CHRIS-
TOPH, born at Zerbst iu the early part of
the 18th century. Violinist, director of the
nival opera butfa in Potsdam from about
1774 to the end of the century. He had
travelled a great deal as director of differ-
ent troupes, and before coming to Potsdam
was in Hamburg for a number of years.
He composed operettas, songs, etc. ; trans-
lated Philidor's opera, Le bitcheron, very
successfully in the original metres. Men-
del ; Schilling.

KOCHER, KONRAD, born at Dizingen,
Wiirtemberg, Dec. 16, 1786, died (?). Dra-
matic composer, pupil iu St. Petersburg,
where he went when seventeen years old, of
dementi, Klengel, and Berger on the piano-
forte, and of J. H. Miiller in counterpoint.
On his return to Germany the book-seller
Cotta became interested in his composi-



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tions, ami furnished him means for a pro-
longed sojourn in Koine, where, by the help
of Baiui, he studied the musical treasures
of the Sistiue Chapel. He was organist at
the Stiftskirche, Stuttgart, about 1827, and
founded there the Liederkranz Society.
Works Operas : Der Elfeukouig, given at
Stuttgart ; Der Kiifig, ib. ; Der Tod Abels,
oratorio, Leipsic, 1819 ; a quartet for piano-
forte and strings ; 4 sonatas for pianoforte ;
Cantatas and motets for 4 voices ; Songs ; 28
melodies in the Wiirtemberger Choralbuch
(Stuttgart, 1828). He published also Die
Tonkunst in der Kirche, etc. (Stuttgart,
1823) ; a Method for pianoforte, a treatise
on composition, entitled Harmouik, die
Kuust des Tonsatzes (Stuttgart, 1858-59),
and Die Zionsharfe, a choral work. Men-
del ; Fetis ; Schilling, Ciicilia, ii. 141 ; ix. 8.

KOHAUT, JOSEPH, born in Bohemia in
1736, died in Paris in 1793. Dramatic
composer and lute player. He was a trum-
peter in the Austrian service, deserted, and
fled to Paris, where he became chamber
musician as lute player to the Prince de
Conti. He played at the Concerts Spirituels
in 17(53. He composed several operas-co-
miques : Le serrurier ; La bergere des
Alpes ; Sophie, ou le mariage cache ; etc.,
all given at the Coniedie Italieune. Le ser-
rurier was produced also on German stages.
Dlabacz ; Fetis ; do., Supplement, ii. 44 ;
Gassner ; Mendel ; Schilling ; Wurzbach.

KOHLER, ERNST, born at Langeubie-
lau, Silesia, May 28, 1799, died in Breslau,
May 26, 1847. Virtuoso on the organ, and
pianist, pupil of his brother-in-law Haupt-
mann, who was cantor at Langenbielau ;
studied composition at the age of fourteen
under the cantor F. A. Kiihler at Peters-
waldau. In 1815 he went to Breslau, stud-
ied pianoforte under Beruer, and violin un-
der FiJrster ; became assistant organist of
the St. Elisabethkirche in 1817, and suc-
ceeded Berner in 1827. He visited Vienna
in 1829, Hamburg in 1830, Berlin, Leipsic,
and Dresden in 1834, the Hartz and the
Erzgebirge in 1837, winning everywhere




! much applause for his organ playing.
Works : 12 church cantatas ; 12 choral
works with orchestra ; 9 overtures ; 2 sym-
phonies ; Many compositions for organ and
pianoforte ; Motets for men's voices, etc.
Fetis ; Schilling ; do., Supplement, 243 ;
Schlesisches Toukiinstler-Lexicou, 128.

KOHLER, LOUIS (HEINRICH), born at
Brunswick, Sept. 5,
1820, died at Kouigs-
berg, Feb. 17, 1886.
Pianist, pupil of Somie-
mann, and in theory of
Ziukeiseu the elder
and of Leibrock, on the
violin of Zinkeiseu the
younger, then in Vienna
(1839-43) pupil of Sech-
ter and Seyfried in theory, and Booklet on
the pianoforte. He was then Kapellmeister
at the theatres of Marienburg, Elbing, and
(1845-46) Konigsberg, where he settled in
1847 as teacher, director of a school for
pianoforte playing, conductor of a singing
society, and musical critic ; was appointed
professor in 1880. He was one of the most
zealous pianoforte teachers of our time : the
heir, so to speak, of Carl Czeruy. With
Liszt, Wagner, Billow, etc., he founded,
and really was the prime mover in the
foundation of, the Allgemeiner Deutscher
Musikverein at Leipsic, 1859. W T orks
Operas : Prinz und Maler, Vienna, ab. 1844 ;
Maria Dolores, Brunswick, 1844 ; Gil Bias ;
Der Zauberkomponist, ballet, ib., 1846 ; Mu-
sic to Helena, of Euripides, Vienna, 1843 ;
Overture to Phormio, of Terence, ib. ; Sym-
phony ; Quartet ; Cantata ; Vaterunser, for
4 female and 4 male voices, op. 100 ; Songs,
and about 300 works of pianoforte music,
principally of an instructive character. He
contributed to all the German musical peri-
odicals, and published several didactic works
and critical essays. Mendel ; N. Zeitschr.
f. Mus. (1886), 99 ; Riemanu ; Signale (1886),
273.

KOLB, JOHANN BAPTIST, born at
Neudettelthau, Francouia, Aug. 31, 1743,



KOLB



I



died in the early part of the 10th century. '
Instrumental composer, supposed pupil of
Josef Haydn ; while in Paris iu 1782 he
published six quartets for two violins, viola,
and violoncello ; afterwards lived at Fiirth,
near Nuremberg. He published quintets,
quartets, trios for wind instruments ; Con-
certos, rondos, variations, etc., for piano-
forte, and left in manuscript vocal music.
Mendel ; Gerber ; Schilling ; Fetis.

KOLB, JULIUS VON, born in Munich
in 1831, died there in 1864. Pianist, pupil
of the Leipsic Conservator! um in 1848-
51. He appeared as pianist in several
cities ; lived in Berlin in 1853-55, then
gave chamber music concerts with the vio-
loncellist Wohlers, and returned to Munich
as professor of pianoforte at the Conserva-
torium. He composed many salon pieces
in the bravura stylo, and songs. Mendel.

KOLBE, OSCAR, born in Berlin, Aug.
10, 1836, died there, Jan. 2, 1878. Com-
poser and theoretical writer ; pupil in the
lioyal Institute for Church Music (185-2-54)
of Loschorn, A. W. Bach, and Grell, then
for two years pupil of the Royal Academy.
He received several premiums for his works,
and was instructor in theory at Stern's
Conservatorium in Is.V.i 7.",. His oratorio,
Johannes der Tiiufer, given in Berlin,
1872, won him the title of royal music di-
rector. He published pianoforte music
and songs, a hand-book on Thorough-bass
(lNt>2), and one on Harmony (1S73). Men-
del ; Riernann ; Fetis, Supplement, ii. 45.

KOLBEKG, OSCAR, born in Poland in
1814, still living, 1889 (?). Pianist, j, uj.il
of Rungenhagcn and Girschner in Berlin
(18:55-37), then settled at Warsaw, to teach
music. His compositions are mostly writ-
ten on the national music of Poland : he
made many journeys and researches in or-
der to collect the original airs and songs
of his country. He published several col-
lections of Kujawiaks, Mazurkas, Krako-
wiaks, etc., besides etudes ; a collection of
Polish songs, under the title, Piesni ludu
(Lemberg, 1842-45). His operetta, Le re-



tour de Jean, was given at Warsaw, 1854.
Mendel ; Sowinski, 318 ; Fetis.

KOLLMANN, AUGUST FltlEDRICH
KARL, born at Engelbostel, Hanover, in
1756, died in London in November, 1824.
Organist, pupil at Hanover of J. C. Bottner ;
in 1778 went as tutor to London with a
wealthy family, in 1782 became instructor
and sexton, and in 1792 organist, at the Ger-
man Chapel of St. James. Works : The
Shipwreck, or the Loss of the East India-
man Halsewell, symphony ; 12 analyzed
fugues ; Rondo on the chord of the di-
minished seventh ; Melody of the 100th
Psalm, with 100 harmonies ; Introduction
to modulation ; Analyzed symphony ; Con-
certo for pianoforte and orchestra ; First
beginning on the pianoforte (179G). Books :
}'.^:iy on Practical Harmony (1796) ; Essay
on Practical Musical Composition (1799) ;
Practical Guide to Thorough-Bass (1801) ;
Vindication of a passage in ditto (1SU2 ;
New theory of Musical Harmony (1806) ;
Second Practical Guide to Thorough-Bass
(1807) ; Quarterly Musical Register, only
two numbers (1812) ; Remarks on Logier
1 1 *2 l (.Grove ; Riemaun ; Mendel ; Fe-
tis ; Gerber ; Schilling.

KOMAN, HEINRICH, born at Warsaw
ill 1828, still living, 1889 (?). Pianist, pu-
pil of his father, a bandmaster, then of
Eisner at the Conservatorium of Warsaw,
where he became professor of pianoforte.
He published sonatas, nocturnes, im-
promptus, concert-waltzes, etc. Mendel,
Ergiinz., 193 ; Fetis, Supplement, ii. 45.

KOMARENSKAJA, for pianoforte for
three hands, by Glinka, written in 1839-40 ;
same title, piece for orchestra, by Glinka,
1847. Published by Schlesinger (Berlin).

KOMM HOFFNUNG. See Fidelia.

KOMM, MFJN JESU, UND ER-
QUICKE, duet in E-flat major, for soprano
and bass, with accompaniment of organ and
continuo, in Johann Sebastian Bach's can-
tata, Ich hatte viel Bekiimmerniss, Part H.

KOMM, SUSSES KREUZ, aria in D
minor for the bass of Coro I., with accom-



KOMMT



paniment of viola di gamba, orgaii and con-
tinuo, in Johaim Sebastian Bach's fashion
uach Matthaus (No. 0(3). In Franz's edition
of the score the viola di gamba part is tran-
scribed for violoncello solo.

KOMMT, IHR ANGEFOCHT'NEN
SUNDER, alto aria in A major, with
accompaniment of flute, strings complete,
organ and continue, in Johaun Sebas-
tian Bach's cantata, Freue dich, erlOste
Schaar.

KOMMT, IHK TOCHTER, treble chorus
in E minor, with two orchestras, in Johaun
Sebastian Bach's Passion uach Matthaus
(No. 1). Coro I. represents the Daughters
of Ziou, Coro II. the Believers ; at intervals
a third chorus in unison (soprano ripieno)
sings the choral, O Lamm Gottes imschul-
dig, the melody of which is by Nicolaus
Decius (died 1541).

KONEN, FKIEDRICH, born at Rhein-
bach, near Bonn, April 30, 18'26, died at Co-
logne, July 6, 1887. Church composer, pupil
of his father on the pianoforte and organ,
and of Biermanu on the violoncello. He be-
came a priest in 1854, founded the choir of
the Catholic Vocal Society of Cologne ; was
sent to Ratisbou by Cardinal von Geissel,
in 18C2, to study church music under the
cathedral Kapellmeister Schrems and Pro-
fessor Witt. On his return he became vo-
cal instructor in the archbishop's seminary,
and director of the cathedral choir. Mem-
ber of the Cacilia Society in 1869 ; founded,
same year, iu Cologne, a diocesan vocal so-
ciety of which he became first president.
Works : 2 masses for male choir ; 5 do. for
mixed choir ; the 41st Psalm ; Other church
music, etc., Te Deum ; Collection of motets
for mixed choir ; Latin and German hymns
for female voices ; Organ accompaniment
to the Cologne Kyriale ; 25 songs with
pianoforte. His brother Hemrich (born,
June 6, 1827, died at Cologne, June 16,
1865) followed the same course of study,
also became a priest, and did much for
the promotion of church music. He pub-
lished a collection of old canticles, ar-



ranged for mixed choir, and a mass, Tota
pulchra es, for do. Mendel, Ergiiuz., 11)1 ;
Viotta.

KONIG ALFRED, opera in four acts, by
Joachim Raff, first represented at the Court
Theatre, Weimar, under Liszt's direction.
It was written in Stuttgart in 1847, but was
remodelled for its production. Transcrip-
tion by Liszt (Magdeburg, 1855). Neue
Zeit. fiir Mus. (42), 170.

KONIG ERICH, ballade for chorus with
pianoforte accompaniment, by Rheinberger,
op. 71. Published by Simrock (Berlin, be-
tween 1868 and 1873).

KONIG MANFRED, opera iu five acts,
text by F. Rober, music by Carl Reinecke,
op. 94, represented in Wiesbaden, July 24,
1867. Performed in Leipsic, April 23,
1885. Published by Breitkopf & Hiirtel
(Leipsic, 1868). Siguale (1885), 468 ; Mus.
Wochenblatt (1885), 331.

KONIG STEPHAN, vorspiel with cho-
rus, text by Kotzebue, music by Beethoven,
op. 117, written for and first performed at
the opening of the new theatre in Pesth,
Feb. 19, 1812. The subject is King Ste-
phan, Hungary's first benefactor. Overture ;

I. Chorus, Ruheud von seineii Thaten ;

II. Chorus, Auf dunklem Irrweg in fmstern
Haiuen ; HI. Siegesmarsch ; IV. Chor der
Frauen, Wo die Unschuld Blumen streute ;
V. Melodram ; VI. Chorus, Eine neue strah-
lende Sonne ; VII. Maestoso con nioto ;
VHI. Geistlicher Marsch ; IX. Schlusschor.
A sketch of the work is owned by Paul
Mendelssohn, and the original MS. by Ar-
taria & Co. The Philharmonic Society of
London bought the MS. of the overture in
1815. Published first by Hasliuger (Vienna,
1828) ; by Breitkopf & Hiirtel, Beethoven
Dramatische Werke, Serie 20, No. 4. Over-
ture and Siegesmarsch arranged for two pi-
anofortes for eight hands by Winkler (Me-
chetti, Vienna). Thayer, Verzeichniss, 167 ;
Nottebohm, Verzeichuiss, 112. Leuz, Beet-
hoven, vol. ii. Part IV. 127 ; Marx, Beet-
hoven, ii. 179 ; Hanslick, Coucertwesen in
Wien, ii. 352.



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KONIGIN MARIETTE, comic opera in
three acts, text by Zell and Genee, music
by Ignaz Briill, first represented iu Munich,
June 16, 1883 ; in Leipsic, Nov. G, 1884.
Subject from the French. Signale (1883),
1089.

KONIGIN VON SABA, DIE (The Queen
of Sheba), German opera in four acts, text
by Mosenthal, music by Goldmark, op. 27,
first represented at the Hofopern theater,
Vienna, March 10, 1875. The subject is
the Queen of Sheba's visit to Solomon.
Original cast :

Die Konigiu von Saba Frau Materna.

Sulamith Frl. Wilt,

Salomo Herr Beck.

Assad Herr Walter.

Der Hohe Priester Herr Rokitausky.

First represented at the Metropolitan Opera
House, New York, Dec. 2, 1885 :

Die Konigin von Saba. Frau Kramer- Wiedl.

Sulamith Frl. Lilli Lehmaun.

Astaroth Frl. Brandt.

Salomo Herr Robinson.

Assad Herr Stritt,

Der Hohe Priester Herr Fischer.

Published by Pohle (Hamburg, 187G).
Signale (1875), 257 ; Mus. Wochenblatt
(1875), 175 ; Hanslick, Musikaliache Stntio-
nen, 298 ; Athenirum ( 1S75), i. 465 ; Kn-hl ii 1,
Review (iss.-, si I). 54.

KONIGSLOWE, JOHANN WILHELM
VON, born iu Hamburg, March 16, 1745,
died in Lttbeck, May 14, 1833. Organist,
pupil of his father, and at Lubeck of Adolf
Karl Kuuzen, becoming his assistant at the '
Marienkirche in 1773 and his successor in
17<Sl, and holding that position for fifty
years. He founded a singing school. Com-
posed several small oratorios ; Organ and
pianoforte music, mostly remaining in MS.
Mendel; Gerber ; Schilling; Fi'tis.

KONIGSPERGER, Pater F. MARIANUS,
born at Rodiug, Upper Palatinate, Dec. 4,
1708, died at Priifening, near Ratisbon,
Oct. 9, 1769. Organist, educated at the



Benedictine monastery of Priifeuing, took
holy orders in 1734, and remained there as
organist and director of music until his
death. Works : Masses, and other church
music ; Der wohlunterwiesene Klavier-
schuler (Augsburg, 1755) ; Fiugerstreit
oder Klavieriibuug durch ein Prseambulum
und Fugen (ib., 1760). Fetis ; Gerber ;
Schilling.

K< )NIGSSOHN, DER (The King's Son),
ballad by Uhlaud, for solo voices, chorus,
and orchestra, by Robert Schumann, op.
116, written in June, 1851, first performed
at the ninth concert of the Allgemeiner
Musikverein in Diisseldorf, May 6, 1852 ;
in Leipsic, March 5, 1853. I. Feierlich, D
minor ; II. Lebhaft, B-fiat ; IH. In miis-
sigein Tempo, A minor ; IV. Sehr lebhaft,
F-sharp minor (later, F-sharp) ; V. Ziemlich
langsam, B minor (later, B) ; VI. Feierlich
bewegt, G. Published by F. Whistling
(Leipsic, 1853).

KONLNCK, SERVAAS DE, Dutch com-
poser, died in Amsterdam about 1720. He
published choruses for Racine's Athalie ;
Motets for one and four voices with instru-
mental accompaniment ; Trios for different
instruments; 12 flute sonatas with bass;
Ballet music, etc. Ft-tis ; Gerber ; Schilling.

KONING, DAVID, born at Rotterdam,
Man-h 19, 1S-JO, died at Amsterdam, Nov.
6, 1876. Pianist, pupil of Hutschenruijtcr,
and at Frankfort (1834-38) of Aloys
Schmitt. Having visited Vienna, Paris, and
London, he returned to his native city, re-
ceived a prize from the Netherland Musical
Society in 1839, and settled, in 1840, at Am-
sienlam, where he became director of the
Felix Meritis Choral Society, and was secre-
tary of the Ciicilia in 1848-58, and its presi-
dent in 1858-62. Member of the Accade-
mia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, 1844. Works :
Het Visschersmeisje, comic opera (prize of
Music Society of the Netherlands) ; Do-
mine salvum fac, op. 1 ; Overture, op. 7
(prize, 1839) ; 12 chorals, op. 8 ; Hymn for
chorus, soli, and pianoforte, op. 13 ; Aurora,
chorus for 4 female voices ; Hymn for 4



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female voices ; Dodecachorde, 12 chorals
for 4 voices ; Huwelijks feestvieriug, for
mixed voices, with pianoforte ; Elegy on
the death of an artist, op. 22 ; String quar-
tets, sonatas for pianoforte, etudes, songs,
etc. Fetis; Gregoir, Biogr., 110; Rie-
manii ; Schilling, Supplement, 245.

KONNEN THRANEN HEINE WANG-
EN, aria in G minor for the alto of Coro
II, with accompaniment of violins in uni-
son, organ, and continuo, in Johaim Sebas-
tian Bach's Passion nach Matthiius (No. 61).

KONNTE JEDEB BRAVE MANN. See
Zauberflijk'.

KONEADIN, DEE LETZTE HOHEN-
STAUFE (The Last Hohenstaufen), German
opera in three acts, text by E. Reiuicke,
music by Ferdinand Hiller, represented at
Dresden, Oct. 13, 1847.

KONRADIN, KARL FERDINAND, Aus-
trian composer, contemporary, who brought
out the following works in Vienna : Goliath,
operetta, May, 1864 ; Eiu junger Candi-
dat, operetta, Oct. 20, I860 ; Turandot, op-
eretta, Nov. 29, 18C6 ; and at Munich, Ein
erster Versuch, 18GG. Fetis, Supplement, i.
196.

KONTSKI, ANTOINE DE, born at Cra-
cow, Oct. 27, 1817,
still living, 1889.
Pianist, pupil at
Warsaw of Johaun
Markeudorf, and at
Moscow (1830) of
Field. After many
concert tours he
lived in Paris until
1851, and then in
Berlin for about two
years, and was made court pianist
67 he lived in St. Petersburg, whence he
made many professional tours, and went to
London to teach the higher grades of pi-
anoforte playing. He visited the United
States, and gave a series of concerts in 1885-
86. Among his numerous compositions
for the pianoforte, brilliant and full of tech-
nical difficulties, but of no high order, the




in 1854-



best known is Le reveil du lion, which has
made the round of the world, in its origi-
nal shape, as well as arranged for orchestra.
Other works : Les deux distraits, opera,
given in London, 1872 ; An oratorio ;
Masses ; Overtures ; Symphonies ; 2 con-
certos for pianoforte with orchestra. So-
winski, 322 ; Schilling ; Wurzbach.

KONTSKI, APOLLTNARY DE, born at
Warsaw, Oct. 23, 1825, died there, June 29,
1879. Virtuoso on the violin, pupil of his
brother Charles (1815-67), played concertos
by Rode and other masters, when only four
years old, and made such a favourable im-
pression on Pagauiui, after his second pub-
lic appearance in Paris, that the great
master undertook his further instruction,
and afterwards left him his violin and com-
positions in his will. Having travelled
through France, he was equally successful
in Germany, 1848, appeared in St. Peters-
burg, 1851, also with brilliant success, and
in 1853 became solo virtuoso to the Czar ;
in 1861 he settled at Warsaw, where he
founded the Conservatorium, and was its
director until his death. His compositions
for the violin, consisting of pieces de salon,
caprices, mazourkas, etc., have no especial
merit. Fetis ; Sowinski, 326 ; Mendel ;
Wurzbach.

KOPPRASCH, WENZEL, born, probably
in Bohemia, about the middle of the 18th
century. Bassoonist, member of the
prince's orchestra at Dessau, where he
composed the opera, Einer jagt den Audern,
for the court theatre. He published 2 con-
certos for bassoon, arias with variations
for do., all with small orchestra ; 6 waltzes
for pianoforte. Mendel; Gerber; Fetis.

KOPRZIWA, KARL, born at Zitolib, Bo-
hemia, Feb. 9, 1756, died there, March 15,
1785. Organist, son and pupil of Wenzel
Kopriwa (1708-90), and pupil of Segert
in Prague. His church music, 7 masses,
motets, etc. ; 12 symphonies, 8 concertos
for organ, preludes, fugues, remain in MS.
Mendel ; Gerber ; Schilling ; Wurzbach ;
Fetis.



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KOPRZrWA, WENZEL, called Urtica,
born at Brdlocb, Bohemia, Feb. 8, 1708,
died at Zitolib, probably in 1790. Organ-
ist, studied at tbe Dollliopf scbool, famous
at tbat time. He lived in Prague for a
long time, was called to Zitolib as rector of
tbe college and organist, wbich positions be
retained for more tban sixty years. His
church music, consisting of masses, offer-
tories, litanies, vespers, etc., known in Bo-
bemia as Urtica's, was never published.
Mendel ; Gerber ; Schilling ; "Wurzbach ;
Fetis.

FRANCIS ALEXANDER,
born in Budapest,
Hungary, May 8,
1846, still living,
1889. Pianist and
singer, first in-
structed by his pa-
rents, both of whom
were distinguished
amateurs, and pu-
pil of Roger in sing-
ing, of Michael Mi>-
sonyi and Robert
Yolkmaiiii in composition ; studied the
higher branches of music, under Liszt, who
was his godfather. In 18(55-68 he was a
tenor singer at the National Opera House
in Budapest, then travelled in Germany,
England, and America as a concert pianist,
and in the autumn of 1871 settled in New
York, to teach the pianoforte and singing.
He has also made a specialty of giving
vocal recitals here and in Boston, in which
he plays his own accompaniments. Works :
Nuptialc, for full orchestra, repeatedly per-
formed by the orchestras of Thomas, Seidl,
and Gericke ; Le Matin, for a voice and
pianoforte, arranged for orchestra by Liszt



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