Wilhelm Kuhe

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Kuhe was a pianist, piano composer and teacher who studied in Prague with Proksch and Tomasek and also had a few lessons from Thalberg. As a concert pianist he was quite successful choosing to settle…
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Kuhe was a pianist, piano composer and teacher who studied in Prague with Proksch and Tomasek and also had a few lessons from Thalberg. As a concert pianist he was quite successful choosing to settle in London where he not only taught at the Royal Acadmey of Music but also gave annual concerts. He was active in Brighton commissioning and performing many new works. Kuhe 's compositions included "Lieder ohne Worte, opus 12," "Le Carillon, opus 13," "Romance sans paroles, opus 17," and "Le feu follet, opus 38." He also composed variations on the British national anthem and the Austrian national anthem. Kuhe wrote "My Musical Recollections" (1896) in which he discussed the many musicians with whom he interacted in one manner or another. Careers of some of these people lasted well into the mid-twentieth century. Among those whom he met were Jenny Lind, Tomasek, Liszt, Rossini, Bulow, Chopin, Berlioz and Rubenstein.