Outstanding German compsor, born in Hamburg, later on settled in Vienna.
In his creative work, he brings together the feelings of the age and firm musical forms of classicism.
He composed four symphonies, a number of concertos (for piano, violin, Double Concerto for Violin and Cello), numerous chamber works (trios, quartets, quintets), piano compositions (among them also popular Hungarian Dances), solo songs, German Requiem for soloists, chorus and orchestra.
Very well known are his two sonatas for clarinet and piano in F minor and E-flat major, and Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115.
Taken from my book