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German pianist, composer, and teacher.

Career summary

Ansorge studied at the Leipzig Conservatory 1880‒82, and was one of the last pupils of Franz Liszt in Weimar 1885. He then pursued a career as a concert pianist, touring in Russia and America. He taught at the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory in Berlin from 1898. He was the teacher of, among others, Wilhelm Furtwängler. He was noted for his playing of the Romantic piano repertory, but was also a supporter of contemporary music and literature.

As a composer he wrote a piano concerto, a string sextet, two string quartets, a cello sonata, sonatas and character pieces for piano, and a Requiem.

In 1903, Paul Stefan and Wilhelm von Wymetal formed the Ansorge-Verein für Kunst und Kultur to promote great art.

On April 25, 1914, Schenker's pupil Walter Dahms published an article about him in the Neue Preußiche Kreuz-Zeitung ("Conrad Ansorge").


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