Wollenhaupt, Heinrich Adolf
Brilliant pianist; born at Schkeuditz, near Leipsic. He studied at Leipsic under J. Knorr for piano and M. Hauptmann for composition. In 1845 he came to New York and gained a fine reputation as concertplayer and teacher. In 1855 he made a successful concert tour through Europe. Among his compositions are about one hundred piano-pieces, many of them military marches, a galop di bravura, two valses styriennes, an improvisation, a nocturne, a scherzo brillante. He also made many transcriptions and arrangements.