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28 October, 2012
(1833 - 1897)
||Born 7 May in Hamburg; the son of an orchestral musician|
||Gives first public concert as pianist. Begins to make his living by playing in taverns and dance halls.|
||Concert tour of Germany. Meets violinist Joseph Joachim and Robert and Clara Schumann|
||Appointed teacher and conductor at German court of Detmold|
||Settles in Vienna|
||Becomes conductor of Viennese concert society, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde|
||Receives honorary doctorate from University of Breslau|
||Elected member of Berlin Academy of Arts|
||Dies 3 April in Vienna, from liver cancer.|