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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 312 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ERNST FRIEDRICH EDUARD RICHTER (1808–1879), German musical theorist, was born at Grosschonau in Saxony, on the 24th of October 18o8. He first studied music at Zittau, and afterwards at Leipzig, where he attained so high a reputation that in 1843 he was appointed professor of harmony and counter-point at the conservatorium of music, then newly founded by Mendelssohn. On the death of Hauptmann on the 3rd of January r868, he was elected cantor of the Thomasschule, which office he retained until his death on the 9th of April 1899. He is best known by three theoretical works—Lehrbuch der Harmonie, Lehre vom Contrapunct and Lehre von der Fugevaluable textbooks known to English students through the excellent translation by Franklin Taylor.
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EUGEN RICHTER (1839–1906)

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