Hans Von Bülow was born in Dresden, Germany on January 8, 1830. He began lessons with Friedrich Wieck (Clara Schumann's father) at the age of 9. However, his early years were also spent studying law. He studied law in 1848 at the University of Leipzig and in 1849 at the University of Berlin. He was a contributor to the journal "Die Abendpost." In its pages he defended the works of Liszt and Wagner. In fact, a performance of "Lohengrin" so inspired Von Bülow that he left law school in 1850 to join Wagner in Zurich. In 1851, Von Bülow went to Weimar to study piano with Liszt. In 1853, he went on his first tour. In 1857, Von Bülow married Liszt's daughter, Cosima. However, the marriage ended in 1869 due to her involvement with Wagner. He toured the U.S. in 1875 and 1876, playing the works of the German masters. In 1882, Von Bülow married again. This time it was to Marie Schanzer. He died on February 12, 1894.
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