Thern, Louis



Born at Pesth; the younger brother of Willi Them, and won recognition with him for ensemble playing on two pianos. Only a year younger than his brother, his education kept pace with that of Willi and he attained equal perfection. Their marvelous sympathy and unity of playing created the greatest enthusiasm wherever they appeared. They were heard annually at the Philharmonic concerts of Liverpool and at the Philharmonic, Musical Union and Crystal Palace concerts in London. In Paris they played in the salons of musicians and artists and enjoyed the friendship of Prince Metternich and Baron Erlanger, Rossini, Berlioz, and other celebrated people. Their repertory included music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt and Bach.