Schumacher, Peter Paul Heinrich



German composer; born at Mayence; studied piano and theory with Frederick Lux, later was a pupil of Richter, Reinecke and Hauptmann at the Leipsic Conservatory; served his country through the Franco-Prussian War, then settled in his native town, teaching, conducting and writing musical criticisms. He conducted several male singing societies and founded in 1881 the Mayence Conservatory of Music, which, after his death was carried on by his widow. Schumacher composed numerous songs; pianomusic; concert studies; dances; a wedding march; a prelude; fugue; symphony; serenade; concert suite for the piano and violin; a cantata and concertos.