Schroter, Johann Samuel



German pianist and composer; a brother of Corona E. W. Schroter, the soprano, and Johann Heinrich Schroter, an able violinist; born at Warsaw. He was pianist to the Prince of Wales and musicmaster to the Queen, succeeding John Christian Bach. Schroter also traveled as a pianist through Holland and settled in London as a teacher in 1772. He was married secretly to one of his pupils, who was of high connection, but he was forced by her relatives to consent to a separation, and accepted a settlement. He published six sonatas for the harpsichord; fifteen piano concertos; eight piano trios; three piano quintets and other compositions.