Litolff, Henry Charles

Litolff, Henry Charles
5.02.1818 - 5.08.1891
Country:France, England


Henry Charles Litolff (5 February 1818 – 5-6 August 1891) was a piano virtuoso, composer of Romantic music and music publisher. Litolff was born in London, the son of a Scottish mother and an Alsatian father. His father was a violinist who had been taken to London as a prisoner after being captured while fighting for Napoléon in the Peninsular War. He became a prolific composer, although he is now known mainly as the founder of the Litolff Edition of classical and modern music. He died at Bois-Colombes near Paris. 

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