A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Röntgen, Engelbert
RÖNTGEN, Engelbert, born Sept. 30, 1829, at Deventer in Holland, entered the Conservatorium at Leipzig in 1848; as a pupil of David's became a first-rate violinist, and in 1869 took David's place as Concertmeister in the Gewandhaus orchestra. He is now a teacher in the Conservatorium. He married a daughter of Moritz Klengel, himself Concertmeister at the Gewandhaus for many years. Their son,Julius, was born at Leipzig May 9, 1855, and soon displayed a great gift for music. His parents were his first teachers, and he afterwards learned from Hauptmann, Richter, Plaidy and Reinecke. In 1872 he went to Munich, and remained there for some time studying counterpoint and composition under Franz Lachner. A tour with Stockhausen in 1873–4, during which he played chiefly his own compositions, launched him favourably before the world. He now lives in Amsterdam. His published works amount to 18, almost all of a serious character. They are, for the PF.—a duet for 4 hands, in 4 movements, (op. 16); two sonatas (op. 2, 10), a phantasie (op. 8); a suite (op. 7); a ballade (op. 5), a cyclus of pieces (op. 6), and a theme with variations (op. 17), etc. etc.; a sonata for PF. and violin (op. 1) and for PF. and cello (op. 3); a concerto for PF. and orchestra (op. 18); a serenade for 7 wind instruments (op. 14); 'Toskanische Rispetti,' a Liederspiel (op. 9); 9 songs (op. 15) etc. etc. The cello sonata was played at the Monday Popular Concert of Feb. 14, 1881, and was well received.
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