Kruger, Wilhelm

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Kruger, Wilhelm, (Stuttgart, Aug. 5, 1820 ; d. there June 16, 1883), pupil of Ziegele (pf.) and Lindpaintner (comp ), was Excellent pianist and teacher ; lived in Pans 1845-70, when the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war caused his withdrawal to Germany ; then court pianist, and teacher at the Cons. in Stuttgart. His works for piano, 168 in number, include caprices, nocturnes, genre pieces (” Harpe eolienne,”” Guitare”), a Polonaise- Bolero (op. 97), etudes (especially op.32,” Les six jours de la semaine “), and transcriptions, fantasias, etc., of and on operatic airs. He edited an excellent 2-vol. edition of Handel’s clavichord-works.