The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Engel, Karl Dietrich Leonhard

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ENGEL, Karl Dietrich Leonhard, German musician and writer: b. grand duchy of Oldenburg, 21 Feb. 1824. He went to Russia as a violin virtuoso at the age of 18, becoming a member of the Imperial Orchestra at Saint Petersburg at 22, and later its concert-master. He went to Dresden in 1869 and took up his residence there. Among his works are ‘Deutsche Puppen Komödien’ (1874-93); ‘Das Volksschauspiel Doktor Johann Faust’ (2d ed., 1882); ‘Zusammenstellung der Faustschriften vom 16 Jahrhundert bis Mitte 1884’ (2d ed., 1884); ‘Die Don Juan Sage auf der Bühne’ (1887). His musical compositions include a concerto in B minor and the humorous fantasy entitled ‘Jüdischer Carneval.’