Rong, Wilhelm Ferdinand


This musical centenarian was born about 1720; the date of his death is not definitely known, but biographers agree that in 1800 he was at least eighty years of age. He was a chamber-musician to Prince Henry of Prussia and after his death taught music in Berlin. He composed a number of patriotic songs and hymns, and published several educational works on music, as follows: Elementarlehre am Clavier, 1786; Theoretisch praktisches Handbuch der Tonartenkenntniss, 1805; Forty-eight Modulation Tables, 1800.