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Hans Guido von Bülow, Freiherr

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Death: February 12, 1894 (64)
Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Place of Burial: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Karl Eduard von Bülow, Freiherr and Franciska Elisabeth "Elisa" von Bülow
Husband of Marie von Bülow, Freifrau
Ex-husband of Cosima* Francesca Gaetana Liszt
Father of Daniela von Bülow; Blandine Gravina; Isolde Ludowitz Beidler, Freiin and Eva Chamberlain
Brother of Isidore von Bojanowski and Oda von Bülow
Half brother of Dietrich Wilhelm von Bülow and Heinrich von Bülow

Occupation: Pianist, Komponist, Hofkapellmeister in München
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Baron Hans Guido von Bülow (January 8, 1830 – February 12, 1894) was a German conductor, virtuoso pianist, and composer of the Romantic era. One of the most famous conductors of the 19th century, his activity was critical for establishing the successes of several major composers of the time, especially Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. Along with Carl Tausig, Bülow was perhaps the most prominent of the early students of Hungarian virtuoso pianist, conductor and composer Franz Liszt. He became acquainted with and eventually married Liszt's daughter Cosima, who later left him for Wagner. Noted for his interpretation of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, he was one of the earliest European musicians to tour the United States.


Bülow was born in Dresden, and from the age of nine he was a student of Friedrich Wieck (the father of Clara Schumann). However, his parents insisted that he study law instead of music, and sent him to Leipzig. There he met Franz Liszt, and on hearing some music of Richard Wagner—specifically, the premiere of Lohengrin in 1850—he decided to ignore the dictates of his parents and make himself a career in music instead. He studied the piano in Leipzig with the famous pedagogue Louis Plaidy. He obtained his first conducting job in Zurich, on Wagner's recommendation, in 1850.

Notoriously tactless, Bülow alienated many musicians with whom he worked. He was dismissed from his Zurich job for this reason, but at the same time he was beginning to win renown for his ability to conduct new and complex works without a score. In 1851 he became a student of Liszt, marrying Liszt's daughter Cosima in 1857. They had two daughters: Daniela, born in 1860 and Blandine, born in 1863. During the 1850s and early 1860s he was active as a pianist, conductor, and writer, and became well known throughout Germany as well as Russia. In 1857 he premiered Liszt's great Piano Sonata in B minor in Berlin. In 1864 he became the Hofkapellmeister in Munich, and it was at this post he achieved his principal renown. He conducted the premieres of two Wagner operas, Tristan und Isolde and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, in 1865 and 1868 respectively; both were immensely successful. However, his wife Cosima, who had been carrying on an extramarital affair with Richard Wagner for some time, left him in 1868, taking with her two of their four daughters, Isolde and Eva—the two whom Richard Wagner had fathered—and in 1870 divorced Bülow. In spite of this, Bülow remained a disciple of Wagner, and never seemed to hold a grudge;[citation needed] indeed, he mourned the death of Wagner in 1883, and continued to conduct his work.


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Hans Guido von Bülow, Freiherr's Timeline

January 8, 1830
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
October 12, 1860
Age 30
Dresden, Germany
March 20, 1863
Age 33
Berlin, Germany
April 10, 1865
Age 35
Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany
February 17, 1867
Age 37
Lucerne, Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
February 12, 1894
Age 64
Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
February 1894
Age 64
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany