Schulz-Schwerin, Carl



German pianist and composer; born at Schwerin, where he is now Court pianist to the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg. From 1862 to 1865 he studied at the Stern Conservatory, in Berlin, under von Bülow, Stern, Greyer and Weitzmann, and, after visiting Russia, he was appointed head of the piano department of the Conservatory at Stettin in 1873. He later conducted the Pomerania, Stargard's Musical Society, and from there removed to Berlin, which has been his home since 1885. He has written considerable orchestral music, including overtures to Torquato Tasso, and Die Braut von Messine; Grand March triomphale, an overture; symphony in D minor; Ave Maria, Benedictus, Osanna, Sanctus; transcriptions of Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso, and other piano-pieces; and piano-music.