Schwencke, Karl


Second son of the preceding; born at Hamburg. He was a pupil of his father, and at seventeen made a .successful tour as a pianist, visiting Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Vienna, and at Paris published a number of compositions, including piano sonatas; a violin sonata; fantasias; rondos; divertissements; and other piano-music. A piano score symphony had been played at the Conservatory concerts in 1843 and in 1845 at Hamburg. A mass and other chamber-music by him was left in manuscript. He removed to Nussdorf, near Vienna. Part of his Memoirs were published in the Hamburger Korrespondent in 1884 and 1885.