Armbruster, Karl (Carl) (Charles) Hubert Joseph 13.jul.1846-10.jun.1917 Germany, Andernach am Rhein - England, London Hammersmith
pianist, conductor, studied with Gustav Flugel in Neuwied, piano with Nikolaus Hompesch in Koln, 1863 settled in London, influential admirer of Wagner, he has done much to spread the Wagner cult in England by means of numerous lectures, 1882-1884 assistant conductor to Hans Richter at the Wagner Concerts, then conductor at the Royal Court Theatre, later at Haymarket and Drury Lane, 1884-1894 one of the conductors at Bayreuth, 1892 conducted Tristan und Isolde at Covent Garden, 1900-1901 lecturer in England and the US (Lowell lectures on the life and works of Wagner at Harvard, Wellesley College, Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and the Universities of Illinois, Chicago, Montreal), 1901-1913 musical adviser to the London County Council ; 6.dec.1870 at St Mary in Islington he married Jane Ford (London Clerkenwell 17.apr.1846-), divorced 1910

Title Parts

[] Mimi. Musical play. Royal Court Theatre, London 1881
[] The silver shield
words Frederick E. Weatherly
pub J. B. Cramer, London 1885

[] Wagner lyrics. Soprano - Tenor - Baritone - Bass
Biography and Chronological table of the vocal works of Richard Wagner in English and German
Vocal score with pianoforte accompaniment
edited by Carl Armbruster
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston and C. H. Ditson, New York 1904

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