Mortier de Fontaine, Henri Louis Stanislas



Russian pianist of great technical ability He made his professional debut at Danzig in 1832 and the following year appeared in Paris. He went to Italy in 1837, returned to Paris in 1842 and in 1850 went back to Russia, settling in St. Petersburg, where he taught from 1853 to 1860. For the next eight years he lived in Munich, then visited Paris and London, where he spent the latter part of his life. He is said to have been the first musician who played Beethoven's Sonata, Opus 106, in public.