Heinze, Gustav Adolf


Clarinet virtuoso. Born at Leipsic, and when sixteen years old was clarinettist in the Gewandhaus Orchestra. His teachers were his father, Haake, in piano and Kotte in composition. He was choirmaster at the Breslau Theatre in 1844, conductor of German opera in Amsterdam in 1850 and director of several choral societies. He produced two operas, both written by his wife, Henriette Heinze, and made concert tours as a virtuoso. His compositions include several choral works, three masses, two oratories, three concert 9yejtures, can.tatas and songs.