Radecke, Rudolf



Conductor and teacher of music; born at Dittmansdorf, Silesia, brother of Robert; was a pupil of Baumgart and Mosewius at the Academical Institute for Church Music in Breslau, and then entered the Leipsic Conservatory, where he studied under Rietz, Hauptmann and Moscheles. From 1859 to 1864 he lived in Berlin as a private teacher, and in the latter year began teaching in the Stern Conservatory, where he remained till 1871, and also conducted the Cecilian Society. In 1868 he gave up this latter post, and organized a Choral Society known by his name; the next year he founded and became director of a musical institute. He composed songs, choruses, orchestral and chamber-music.