1806-1874
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December 4, 1806, Ratisbon (now Regensburg), Germany.

February 13, 1874.

Burgmüller’s father, August, and his brother, Norbert, were also musicians. His father was a musical theater director in Weimar and other southern German centers.

Friedrich moved to Kassel in 1829 to study under Ludwig Spohr and Moritz Hauptmann. There he appeared as a pianist for his first concert, January 14, 1830. In 1832, he moved to Paris, where he stayed the rest of his life. There, he adopted Parisian music and developed his trademark light playing style. He wrote many pieces of salon piano music, and published several albums. He also went on to compose piano études intended for children.

  1. Emmons

Burgmüller’s place of death or burial