Kohler, Ernst


Organist and pianist, a pupil and brother-in-law of Hauptmann. He was born at Langenbielau, in Silesia, and died at Breslau. He studied with F. A. Kahler, at Peterswaldau, and with Berner for piano and Forster for violin at Breslau. He played the organ in the Elizabethkirche for a number of years, and then went to Vienna, Berlin, Leipsic, Hamburg, Dresden and other cities, where his organ work was greatly admired. He composed very good pieces for the organ and piano; also church-music; cantatas; symphonies; and elaborate vocal music.