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Xaver Scharwenka (Composer)

Born: 6th January 1850, Szamotuly, Poland

Died: 8th December 1924, Berlin, Germany

Nationality: German

Franz Xaver Scharwenka was a Polish-German pianist, composer and teacher of Bohemian-Polish descent. He was the brother of Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka (1847–1917), who was also a composer and teacher of music.

Further Reading: Scharwenka, X

 Interview, Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman on Beethoven and Scharwenka

The piano duo talk about their new series of recordings of Beethoven's symphonies transcribed by Scharwenka, and discuss the unique musical changes that took place over Scharwenka's own lifetime.

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