Fischer, Karl August
German organist and composer, who was born at Ebersdorf, near Chemnitz, Saxony, and was a pupil of Anacker in Freiburg, and also studied privately. Fischer was a celebrated organ-player and was organist in various churches in Dresden. He composed four symphonies for organ and orchestra; three concertos; a grand festival mass; pieces for violin and organ and cello and organ, beside an opera, Lorely, with the libretto written by Geibol; and three organ sonatas; fugues; three orchestral suites and several songs. Fischer died at Dresden.