Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski

Born: 17th June 1822

Died: 13th December 1896

Birthplace: Germany

Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski was a german violinist, conductor and writer on music. He was one of the first pupils at the Leipzig Conservatory, where his teachers were Mendelssohn, Hauptmann and David. In Düsseldorf (where he was close to the Schumanns), Bonn, Dresden and Sondershausen, he performed and wrote. He produced the first definitive biography of Schumann (1858) and valuable books on early music and instruments.

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