Bache, Walter


Fine English pianist. Brother of the preceding. Began studying music at sixteen. Worked under the best teachers at the Leipsic Conservatory. After a short stay in Milan and Florence he went to Rome, where he studied for three years with Liszt. In 1865 Mr. Bache returned to London, where he lived as a conductor, pianist and teacher until his death. He was a professor of the piano at the Royal Academy of Music. Bache was an ardent admirer of Liszt and was untiring in his effort to introduce that master's works in London by bringing out his compositions constantly at the concerts which he gave. Bache was instrumental in founding the Liszt scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music.