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Cornelius Gurlitt (Composer)

Born: 10th February 1820, Hamburg, Germany

Died: 17th June 1901, Hamburg, Germany

Nationality: German

Gustav Cornelius Gurlitt was a German composer. He was a classmate of Carl Reinecke, whose father was head of the Leipzig Conservatory. Gurlitt studied with Reinecke's father for six years. His first public appearance at the age of seventeen was well received, and he decided to go to Copenhagen to continue his studies. There he studied organ, piano, and composition under Curlander and Weyse.