The New International Encyclopædia/Pauer, Ernst

PAUER, pou'ẽr, Ernst (1826—). An Austrian-English pianist and writer on music, born at Vienna. He studied there with Dirzka, Sechter, and the son of Mozart, and at Munich with Lachner. He directed musical societies in Mainz from 1847 until 1851, when he went to London, but did not sever his Continental connections, and gave concerts in Germany and elsewhere. He became a professor at the London Royal Academy of Music in 1859 and was made Austrian Court pianist in 1866. In 1867 he was made principal professor in the National Training School, and from 1883 to 1896 held a similar position at the Royal College of Music. He was appointed musical examiner at Cambridge in 1879. From 1870 he gave musical lectures throughout Great Britain upon the history of music and kindred subjects, with pianoforte illustrations. He fathered German music in London and to the Augener editions he contributed Old English Composers for the Virginal and Harpsichord, as well as the Bach, Handel, Schumann, and other classical and romantic selections. Some of his own studies are included in the series of one hundred called The New Gradus ad Parnassum, which he published. His compositions include besides three operas, a symphony, quartette, quintette, songs, and pianoforte solos.