German pianist and composer; born at Mannheim; studied under Jacob Schmitt in his native town and later under Schnyder von Wartensee at Frankfort. He appeared in public at Mannheim at the age of ten, at Stuttgart in 1825, and at Frankfort soon after, where he settled. Gave a concert with Paganini at BadenBaden in 1830; in 1837 he played in London, and afterward removed to Paris, where, in conjunction with Cramer, he established and maintained a piano school and appeared often in chamber concerts with Joachim, Ernst and other celebrities. He later returned to Baden-Baden, where he died. His compositions are as follows: Operas: Der Besuch im Irrenhaus, Liswenna, Volage et jalpux; three symphonies, one in G minor, one in F minor, the third, Im Frühling. Other works are a concerto for piano; three string quartets; four trios for piano and strings; two sonatas for cello and piano; a cantata; songs; and numerous piano-pieces. He also wrote Erinnerungen an Nicolo Paganini, published the year before his death.