Fuhrer, Robert


Bohemian organist, church composer and teacher of theory, born at Prague. He wrote a large amount of church-music, and many compositions for the organ. He was a pupil of Witasek and was first organist at Strahow, then principal instructor at the organists' school in Prague (1830) and later organist of the Cathedral of Prague in 1839, succeeding his teacher, Witasek. Führer led an irregular life and lost his position in 18457 then went to Salzburg, Bavaria, and other places, securing an appointment as organist at Gmunden and Ischl in 1857. He died in Vienna in 1861. His works consist of about twenty masses and other music of a sacred nature; preludes, fugues, etc., for the organ. He also wrote several instruction books for the organ.