CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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Austrian composer and conductor Heinrich von Herzogenberg was born in Graz on 10 June 1843, the descendent of an aristocratic French family. He attended a Jesuit school in Feldkirch, also studying in Dresden, Graz and Munich, and studied law, philosophy and political science at university in Vienna, before studying music with Felix Otto Dessoff.
From 1885 he was professor of composition at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik.
Herzogenberg died suddenly in Wiesbaden on 9 October 1900, aged fifty-seven.
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