Schad, Joseph



German pianist and composer; born at Steinbach, Bavaria. Studied under Frqlich at the School of Music of his native town and later with Aloys Schmitt at Frankfort. Schad traveled in various parts of Europe giving concerts and was successively professor of piano at the Geneva Conservatory, at Merges, Canton de Vaux in 1834 and at Bordeaux from 1847, where he was highly esteemed as a teacher of music. He died in the latter city. His compositions consist of a ballet, Frantzia; three nocturnes; etudes; duet; concert studies; a concerto; fantasias; dances, including waltzes and mazurkas, all for piano; orchestral transcriptions and many songs.