Kufferath, Maurice


Well-known writer on musical topics. Was the son of Hubert Ferdinand Kufferath, and first studied music with his father. He was born at Brussels. Was educated in philosophy and law and studied the violoncello under Servais. He has been editor and proprietor of the Musical Guide, and has published many valuable works on modern music, among them Richard Wagner and the New Symphony; The Theatre of Wagner from Tannhauser to Parsifal; Berlioz and Schumann; Vieuxtemps; The Art of Directing the Orchestra; an article  on musical instruments; and translations of several texts of Brahms and Wagner.