Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Mills, Sebastian Bach

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MILLS, Sebastian Bach, pianist, b. at Cirencester, England, 13 March, 1839; d. in Wiesbaden, 21 Dec., 1898. He began to appear in concerts at an early age, and in 1856 went to Germany for study. He came to the United States in 1859 and settled as a teacher of the piano in New York city. He frequently appeared in concerts in the United States and in Europe, and was one of the best known of American pianists. Among his numerous compositions are three “Tarantelles” (1863, 1865, and 1888); “Murmuring Fountain” (1865); “Polonaise” (1866); “Fairy Fingers” and “Recollections of Home” (1867); “Saltarello” (1874); and two “Études de Concert” (1880).