Ordenstein, Heinrich



German pianist, teacher and writer; born at Offstein. From 1871 to 1875 he studied at the Leipsic Conservatory under Coccius, Jadassohn, Reinecke, Richter, Wenzel and Oscar Paul. He then toured with Madam Peschka-Leutner and Grutzmacher and studied in Paris. In 1878 he played successfully in Leipsic and the next year was engaged in Countess Rehbinder's school at Carlsruhe. In 1881 and 1882 he taught at Kullak's Academy in Berlin and gave concerts, but returned to Carlsruhe in 1884 and founded the now  thriving conservatory which he still directs. His protector, the Grand Duke of Baden, made him Professor, and he is a member of the achverstandigenkommiss fur Baden, Wurtemberg und Hesse. He has written some excellent articles on music, Musikmachen und Musikhoren; Beiter. z. Charakterist. d. Instrumentalmus; vor stud. z. Bachspiel.