Reichel, Adolf Heinrich Johann



German composer; born at Tursznitz, West Prussia; studied both vocal and instrumental music under Brandt, cantor at Elbing, and afterwards composition under Louis Berger and Dehn at Berlin. He traveled for some time in Germany and Switzerland, then settled in Paris as a teacher of piano, where he lived for fourteen years. From 1857 to 1867 he was teacher of composition at the Conservatory in Dresden, where he also conducted the singing society known as Dreyssig's, and then became musical director of the city of Berne. His compositions include concertos; preludes and fugues, sonatas, and mazurkas for piano; trios for piano and strings; choruses; and numerous songs.