Klindworth, Karl

CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER, VIOLINIST, PIANO TEACHER (GERMANY)
BORN 25 Sep 1830, Hannover, Niedersachsen - DIED 27 Jul 1916, Stolpe (near Potsdam)
GRAVE LOCATION Bayreuth, Bayern: Stadtfriedhof

Karl Klindworth was a pupil of Franz Liszt in Weimar. He worked from 1854 until 1868 as a piano teacher in London and Moscow. Then he moved to Berlin to work as a conductor. His critical edition of the works of Chopin was famous.

In 1855 he had met Richard Wagner in London and in later years he would play Wagner's "Ring" on the piano. He was a friend of Wagner until the composer died and he kept on visiting the family afterwards. In 1907 Wagner's son Siegfried dedicated his opera "Sternengebot" to Klindwordth.

In old age Klindworth and his wife adopted a young English orphan, Winnifred Williams. When she was eighteen she married Siegfried Wagner. The next year Klindworth died. Allthough he had lived in Berlin he was buried in Bayreuth. His grave is close to that of Winnifred and Siegfried.

Related persons
• knew Bülow, Hans von
• was pupil to Liszt, Franz
• was a friend of Wagner, Richard
• adopted Wagner-Williams, Winnifred

Sources
• Hamann, Brigitte, Winifred Wagner oder Hitlers Bayreuth, Piper, München, 2003

Images

The grave of Karl Klindworth at the Stadtfriedhof, Bayreuth.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2006)

 

The grave of Karl Klindworth at the Stadtfriedhof, Bayreuth.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2006)

 


Klinger, Max

Published: 8 Apr 2006
Last update: 18 Dec 2010