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Open Features: Julius Stockhausen

Peter Wintersgill introduces us to singer Julius Stockhausen who gave the public premiere of Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin in 1856.

Born
22nd. July 1826 in Paris.

Father
Harpist-composer.

Mother
Singer.

Childhood
Learnt several instruments.

Adolescence
Studied Paris Conservatoire and London with Garcia.

Adult life
He sang in Elijah at Basle in 1848. Joined Paris Opera Company 1857. Director Hamburg Philharmonic 1862-7. Sang in the premiere of Brahms Requiem 1868.

Though a distinguished opera and oratorio singer, his chief claim to fame was as one of the finest interpreters of lieder, especially those of Schubert and Schumann; he gave the public premiere of Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin in 1856.

He died 22nd September 1906 in Frankfurt aged 80.

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