Eldest son of Johann Heinrich Lübeck. Born at The Hague. He studied under his father, and became an accomplished pianist. He made his first public appearance at twelve years of age. Between 1849 and 1854 he traveled through the United States, Mexico and Peru. Upon his return home he was appointed Court pianist. In 1855 he made his home in Paris, but the disturbances of the Commune gave him such a shock that he became insane. He composed only for piano, but is best known as a player.