Hans Von Bülow
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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