The New International Encyclopædia/Eichberg, Julius

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EICHBERG, īK'bẽrK, Julius (1824-93). A German-American musician. He was born in Düsseldorf, studied composition in Brussels under Fétis, and the violin under Meerts and Bériot, and obtained the first prizes in both subjects at the Conservatory. From 1858 until his death he lived in Boston, where he was director of the Boston Conservatory of Music, general supervisor of musical instruments in the Boston public schools, and head of Eichberg's School for Violin Playing. Among his compositions are: The Doctor of Alcántara (1862), which is one of the best operas written in America, and The Rose of Tyrol (1865).