Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1785 - 1849)
Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner (November 2–8, 1785 – June 10, 1849) pianist, composer, piano teacher and piano manufacturer. German by birth, Kalkbrenner studied at the Paris Conservatoire starting at a young age and eventually settled in Paris, where he lived until his death in 1849. For these reasons, many historians refer to Kalkbrenner as being a French composer.
At his peak, Kalkbrenner was considered to be the foremost pianist in France, England, and all of Europe for that matter. When Frédéric Chopin came to Paris, Kalkbrenner suggested that Chopin could benefit by studying in ... (Read all)