Muller, Friedrich



Eminent clarinettist and composer; born at Orlamunde, Altenburg, where he began the study of music under his father, who was town musician. He took up composition with Heinrich Koch, and at the age of sixteen joined the orchestra of the Prince von Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt as violoncellist, then as clarinettist, and succeeded Eberwein as .chapelmaster in 1831. He also made extensive concert tours. Some of his compositions are two symphonies; overtures; Romance varie for clarinet and orchestra; clarinet etudes; quartets and terzets for horns; Theme varie for bassoon and orchestra; four collections of dances for bassoon and orchestra; a prize quartet for clarinet concertos and concertinos  for clarinet; divertissements for piano and clarinet; and musique militaire.