Xaver Scharwenka

Born: 6th Janeiro 1850

Died: 8th Dezembro 1924

Birthplace: Samter, Prussia, now Poland

Franz Xaver Scharwenka was a German pianist, composer and teacher. He was the brother of (Ludwig) Philipp Scharwenka (1847–1917), who was also a composer and teacher of music. Scharwenka's own compositions include an opera (Mataswintha), a symphony, four piano concertos, chamber music (all with piano part) and numerous piano pieces; his piano idiom somewhat resembles Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

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