Richard Kleinmichel

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Richard Kleinmichel

Richard Kleinmichel (born December 31, 1846 in Posen , † August 18, 1901 in Charlottenburg ) was a German composer, conductor and pianist.

The German pianist and composer, Richard Kleinmichel, received his first lessons from his father (Friedrich Heinrich Hermann Kleinmichel, 1817–1894), a military and opera conductor. From 1863 to 1866 he completed his studies at the Leipzig Conservatory and then settled in Hamburg.

Kleinmichel has published many works in Hamburg, especially for piano. His second symphony was successfully performed in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. In this city he held the position of Kapellmeister at the city theater for some time and then went to Danzig and Magdeburg in the same position .

His first opera Manon was successfully rehearsed in Hamburg in 1883; his second, entitled Der Pfeifer von Dusenbach , was published at the same location in 1891.

Kleinmichel also worked as the arranger of simplified editions of a number of piano reductions from Richard Wagner's musical dramas and other operas, which are still widely used today.


  • Hugo Riemann, music dictionary .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ JA Fuller Maitland:  Kleinmichel, Richard (1846-1901), pianist, composer. In: Grove Music Online (English; subscription required).
  2. Kleinmichel, Friedrich Heinrich Hermann on , accessed on March 15, 2015.