Kruger, Wilhelm


Eminent pianist and composer. Was born and died at Stuttgart. He studied first with Lindpainter and Ziegele and was sent to Paris by the  King of Würtemberg, remaining there four years studying, teaching and playing. He then went to Berlin, where he became Court pianist and was a pupil of Dehn. He returned to Paris in 1845 and remained there as a teacher, until the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War in 18 0, when he went back to Stuttgart and taught in the Conservatory there. He composed one hundred and sixty-eight piano-pieces of many different kinds, including type pieces; etudes, of which The Six Days of the Week is especially well known; a Polonaise Bolero; and others. He also brought out an admirable edition of Handel's clavichord works.