Ruthardt, Adolf



German composer and writer; born at Stuttgart, and received his musical education at the Conservatory there. From 1868 to 1885 he taught piano in Geneva with much success, and returned in the latter year to Germany. In 1886 he was engaged in the same line at the f Conservatory of Leipsic. His compositions include a number of solos and duets for piano; a sonata for two pianos; and a pastoral trio for oboe, viola and piano. Besides editing the third and fourth editions of Wegweiser, by Eschmann, he is the author of Das Clavier, and a collection of brief biographical sketches of musicians.