(b. Bartfeld, Hungary, Feb. 13, 1820; d. Wiesbaden, Nov. 20, 1882). After attempting both the law and farming he settled himself to music, and in 1845 began regular study at Vienna under Schlesinger and Sechter, playing the fiddle in the band of the Theatre ' an der Wien ' at the same time. On May 7, 1854, he took the command of Gung'l's band in Berlin, and began his career as conductor, solo player and composer. After a few months in Berlin he returned to Vienna, and succeeded to Lanner's position at the head of that celebrated band in 1855. This again he left in 1856 for an infantry regiment. As bandmaster to the latter he was called to Wiesbaden in 1863, and in 1870 became Kapellmeister of the Kur orchestra there, a post which he resigned from ill-health in 1872. He celebrated his silver anniversary on May 7, 1879. His works, which reach op. 130, consist of overtures, dance music, and pieces for solo violin, all distinguished for showy, brilliant style and clever orchestration. Among the most popular are his ' Hoffnungssterne ' waltz, ' Hurrah-Sturm ' galop, and ' Friedrich-Karl' march. o.