Stein, Friedrich



Brother of Matthaus Andreas and Nanette Stein, a pianist and composer; born at Augsburg. When ten years old he went to Vienna to study composition and counterpoint of Albrechtsberger, and later became one of the most prominent teachers and concert performers in Vienna, often playing the concertos of Beethoven and Mozart. He wrote a ballet; three operettas; a violin concerto; a grand piano sonata; and a piano trio and some songs; arranged Beethoven's fourth and sixth symphonies and Mozart's and Cherubini's overtures for two pianos.