Richter, Ernest Heinrich Leopold



Teacher and composer; born at Thiergarten, Prussian Silesia. Was a pupil at Breslau of Hientzsch, Berner, and Siegert, later of Klein and Zelter, at the Royal Institute for Church Music, Berlin. In 1827 he settled at Breslau as teacher of music at the Seminary (Normal School), and also continued his work in the institution after its removal to Steinau in 1847. While in Breslau he conducted several choral societies. His comic opera, Die Contrebande, was produced at Breslau. Other compositions include a mass; a symphony; cantatas; motets and psalms, with orchestra; partsongs; male quartets; Silesian folksongs and organ preludes.