Radziwill, Prince Anton Heinrich



Amateur violoncellist, vocalist and composer; a Prussian; born at Wilna; an enthusiastic music-lover and a generous patron of the art, Beethoven's music being the especial object of his admiration. He married Princess Louise, sister of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, well known as an able amateur musician. Radziwill was considered an excellent singer, and his musical activities were such that Beethoven dedicated to him his Namensfeier Overture. Radziwill's best known composition is the incidental music to Goethe's Faust, which was performed frequently in Germany. Other works are romances for voice and piano; other songs with cello and guitar; vocal duets; partsongs and male quartets; Complaint of Maria Stuart, with cello and piano.