Lange, Samuel de


Born at Rotterdam, where he studied with Verhulst, continuing his instruction in Vienna under A. Winterberger, and in Lemberg under Damcke and Mikuli. Becoming a distinguished organist he made tours in Galicia, in 1859 settling in Lemberg, and in 1863 going to Rotterdam as organist and as teacher in the Music School there. He toured in Switzerland, and appeared at Leipzic, Vienna and Paris. In 1877 he was appointed a teacher in the Cologne Conservatory. He went to The Hague as rector of the Oratorio Society, remaining there from 1885 to 1893; the next year going to Stuttgart as professor of the organ and counterpoint at the Conservatory of which in 1900 he was appointed director. Among his compositions are eight organ sonatats, a piano concerto, sonatas for violin, symphonies, an oratorio, and many part-songs for male voices.