Wilm, Nicolai von



Composer of vocal and instrumental works, the best known being a sextet for strings, and a piano-piece for two and four hands. Others of his many compositions are pieces for harp, songs, part-songs, choruses for male voices, and motets. Wilm was born at Riga, studied in the Leipsic Conservatory; became assistant director of music at the Riga City Theatre, and in 1860 was made a teacher of piano and theory at the Imperial Nicolai Institute of St. Petersburg, Russia, where he remained for fifteen years. He then retired and went to Dresden and later to Wiesbaden to live.