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Martin Krause, who was born in Lobstädt (Saxony) on 17 June 1853, was a German concert pianist, piano teacher and writer on music.



Martin Krause was born in 1853 as the youngest son of the choirmaster and church schoolmaster Johann Carl Friedrich Krause in Lobstädt. Initially he attended the teacher training college in Borna, then he became a pupil of Franz Liszt and later established himself as a piano teacher and writer on music in Leipzig, where he founded the Franz-Liszt-Verein (Association). From 1901 Krause worked as a professor at the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich, and from at least 1896 to 1911 at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. He died on 2 August 1918.


  • Wagner-Kalender 1908 aus Anlass des 25. Todestages Richard Wagners (Wagner-Almanac 1908 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the death of Richard Wagner), edited by Martin Krause, Berlin, Virgil-Verlag, 1908.


  • Claudio Arrau (1903–1991) – Krause on Arrau: "Dieses Kind soll mein Meisterstück werden." ("This child is meant to become my masterpiece.")
  • Edwin Fischer (1886–1960)
  • Manuel María Ponce (1882–1948)
  • Grete von Zieritz (1899–2001)


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