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