Emil Bähr

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Emil Bähr ( April 29, 1831 - February 12, 1899 ) was a German violinist and violin teacher.


Bähr attended the Rathsfreischule in Leipzig from 1838 to 1845 and then studied violin with Ferdinand David from 1846 to Easter 1849, also in Leipzig . In November 1849 he went to Liegnitz to see Benjamin Bilse and his "Bilse'scher Kapelle".

After passing a competitive test, he was engaged at the Dresden court theater in January 1851 and stayed there until his retirement.

But in 1857 he also taught violin at the Dr. Krause'schen teaching and educational institute.


  • Adolph Kohut : The Dresden Court Theater in the Present . E. Pierson's Publishing House. Dresden & Leipzig 1888, p. 427 f., ( Digitized version ).

Individual evidence

  1. Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnen-Members (Ed.), Neuer Theater-Almanach 1900 , Druck- und Commissions-Verlag von FA Günther & Sohn, Berlin, 1900, page 160, ( digitized version )