The New International Encyclopædia/Engel, Carl

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ENGEL, ĕng'el, Carl (1818-82). A German English writer on music. He was born near Hanover, studied the pianoforte under Hummel, and in 1850 settled in London, where he attained success as a teacher of music and writer on musical subjects. He owned a large collection of rare musical instruments, many of which were given after his death to the South Kensington Museum, with which he had been connected for many years. His books treat of the music of different nations at different periods. Among them may be mentioned: The Music of the Most Ancient Nations (1864); An Introduction to the Study of National Music (1866); and Researches into the Early History of the Violin Family (1883).