He was an accomplished pianist and composer, although he never published any of his works.
Of his four daughters only one, who married the Russian pianist Gabrilowitch, survived him.
Her sister, Maria Teresa Agnesi (1724-1780), a well-known Italian pianist and composer, was born at Milan in 1724.
On the advice of this great pianist, he gave up his Edinburgh appointments, which had quite worn him out, and settled in Florence in order to compose.
His interest in music was indeed stimulated from 1862 onwards by his friendship with Balakirev, and from 1863 by his marriage with a lady who was an accomplished pianist; but in his earlier years he had been proficient both in playing the piano, violin, 'cello and other instruments, and also in composing; and during life he did his best to pursue his studies in both music and chemistry with equal enthusiasm.
Early distinguished by her excellence as a pianist, organist and singer, she also showed considerable ability in painting and illuminating; but a lively poetic imagination led her to the path of literature, and more especially to poetry, folk-lore and ballads.
FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886), Hungarian pianist and composer, was born on the 22nd of October 1811, at Raiding, in Hungary.
The princess, an accomplished pianist and pupil of Liszt, was a step-daughter of the Italian statesman Minghetti.
IGNACE JAN PADEREWSKI (1860-), Polish pianist and composer, was born in Podolia, a province of Russian Poland.
Frankl; the pianist Moscheles, the dramatist Mosenthal, and the actor Sonnenthal, the mathematician Spitzer and the chess-player Steinitz are some of the most prominent names.
Paganini's marvellous technique inspired him to practise as no pianist had ever practised before.
1830), the pianist and composer.