Rühl, Friedrich Wilhelm

BORN 7 Feb 1817, Hanau, Hessen - DIED 5 Nov 1874, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Frankfurt am Main, Hessen: Hauptfriedhof (Gewann B, 045)

Friedrich Wilhelm Rühl was the son of a cantor and teacher from Hanau. He first worked as a conductor in Hanau when he was fifteen years old. In Frankfurt am Main Johann Nepomuk Schelble (1789-1839) was his teacher. He was supported by the music publisher Anton André (1775-1842) from Offenbach. He worked as a music teacher and a pianist in Frankfurt.

In 1853 in Frankfurt he founded the Rühl'schen Gesangverein together with Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee (1786-1868). This choir gained a reputation for their performances of work by Bach, Händel and Beethoven. In 1861 he went to Mainz to direct the choral society, but he returned to Frankfurt during the next year. During hte last years of his life he was the president of the Tonkünstlervereins. His brother August Rühl (1815-1850) was mayor of Hanau and a member of the National Assembly in Frankfurt.


The grave of Friedrich Wilhelm Rühl at the Hauptfriedhof, Frankfurt am Main.
Picture by Androom (20 Dec 2014)


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Published: 05 Apr 2022
Last update: 23 Jul 2022