Lorenz, Carl Adolf


Born at Coslin, Pomerania. He studied piano, harmony and counterpoint of Triest, musical director of Stettin. While at the University of Berlin he studied counterpoint under Dehn, piano and composition under Friedrich Kiel and instrumentation under Chapelmaster Gahrich. He graduated as Doctor of Philosophy, and, after teaching in Berlin until 1864, he went to Strasburg to conduct the musical society there; and, two years later, became teacher at the Gymnasium, musical director and organist at Stettin, also critic for the opera. Among his compositions are several operas; the oratorios, Winfried, and Otto der Grosse; a Stabat Mater; a symphony; a festival overture; much piano music; songs; and part-songs.