Japha, Louise


German pianist and composer; no relation to the preceding. She was born in Hamburg, and studied piano with Warendorf and composition with Grund and Gross, taking lessons also from Robert and Clara Schumann at Düsseldorf. She and W. Langhans, whom she married in 1858, have been very successful in concerts. Since 1874 she has lived in Wiesbaden. Her works include an opera; songs; a piano trio, and sonatas; and stringquartets, but not all have yet been published. Among the women musicians of Germany she holds an honorable place.