(Karl; 182788). Luth. composer; b. Cronenberg (or Kronenberg), near Elberfeld, Ger.; studied music at Leipzig; organized a male quartet 1854 that developed into the Riedel-Verein, which became famous esp. by a performance of J. S. Bach's Mass in B Minor 1859; helped found Beethoven Stiftung; championed music of Wilhelm Richard Wagner (181383).
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