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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
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October 18o8 . He first studied
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music at
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Zittau, and afterwards at
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Leipzig, where he attained so high a reputation that in 1843 he was appointed professor of harmony and
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counter-point at the conservatorium of music, then newly founded by Mendelssohn . On the
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death of Hauptmann on the 3rd of
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January r868, he was elected cantor of the Thomasschule, which office he retained until his death on the 9th of
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April 1899 . He is best known by three theoretical works—Lehrbuch der Harmonie, Lehre vom Contrapunct and Lehre von der Fugevaluable textbooks known to
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English students through the excellent
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translation by Franklin Taylor .

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