Leonhard, Julius Emil


Pianist; born at Lauban ; Prussian Silesia. His first musical instruction was from his father, following which he advanced by his own efforts, studying principally the works of Albrechtsberger, at the same time attending the University of Breslau. His first public appearance was in 1831 at Leipsic at the Gewandhaus concerts. In 1845 he produced some of his own compositions at these concerts. He was appointed professor of piano at the Munich Conservatory in 1852, and had a similar position in Dresden from 1859 to 1873. Among his works are the oratorio, John the Baptist; a symphony in E minor; an overture; a piano sonata which won a prize; two violin sonatas; three cantatas for chorus, solos, and orchestra.