The New International Encyclopædia/Tausig, Karl

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TAUSIG, tou′sĭK, Karl (1841-71). A German pianoforte virtuoso, born in Warsaw. He became famous for technique and interpretative ability, and won a world-wide reputation by the concert tours that occupied his short life. He was connected with the musical life of Dresden (1859-60), Vienna (1862), and Berlin (1865), in which latter city he founded a ‘Schule des höheren Clavierspiels,’ which he gave up in 1870. Of his composition and arrangements the great proportion are classical pianoforte works which he edited. He also prepared and edited a new edition of Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum, and arranged the piano score of Wagner's Meistersinger. He composed and published two Etudes de concert (F♯ and A♭), also Ungarische Zigeunerweisen, Nouvelles soirées de Vienne, and Valses-Caprices on themes from Strauss.