A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Barth, Karl

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BARTH, Karl Heinrich, born at Pillau, near Königsberg in Prussia, July 12, 1847, received his first instruction from his father, beginning the piano at four years old. From 1856 to 1862 he was studying with L. Steinmann, and for two years after the expiration of this term, with H. von Bülow. From 1864 onwards he was under Bronsart, and for a short time was a pupil of Tausig's. In 1868 he was appointed a teacher in the Stern Conservatorium, and in 1871 became a professor at the Hochschule at Berlin. Herr Barth is justly held in high estimation for his earnest and intelligent interpretation of classical works, and he is also an admirable player of concerted music. He has repeatedly undertaken successful concert tours in Germany and England, and has once appeared at a concert of Pasdeloup's in Paris. He holds the position of pianist to the Crown Prince and Princess of Germany.

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