Wehle, Charles



Brilliant pianist and composer; born in Prague, where his father, a merchant, trained him to follow mercantile pursuits. At the advice of Thalberg he abandoned this career for music and studied piano under Moscheles, and composition with Richter at Leipsic, then went to Theodor Kullak at Berlin. He removed to Paris in 1853, and from there made concert tours in America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He composed two sonatas; ballades; impromptus; an allegro hongroise, nocturnes and waltzes; Fete bohemienne; Marche cosaque; a Serenade napolitaine; un songe a Vaucluse; two tarentelles and other brilliant pieces.