Ratzenberger, Theodor



German pianist; born at Grpssbreitenbach, Thuringia; was a pupil of Liszt in piano, and Cornelius in theory. He gave successful concerts at various Swiss cities, and in 1859 became Court pianist at Sondershausen. After touring again in Switzerland, also in Paris and Belgium, he settled as a teacher at Lausanne in 1864, and finally in Düsseldorf, 1868. His compositions, songs and pianopieces are few and unimportant.