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Finding biographical information

Can anyone help me locate biographical information on the 19th Century composer, August Baumgartner (1814-1862)? I have checked the Grove dictionary as well as the Musica database, with no luck. Manuscripts of Baumgartner's compositions are located in the music collection of the Bavarian State Library in Munich. Any suggestions would be appreciated (unfortunately, I do not have access to MGG or Riemann).
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on March 7, 2013 7:52am
dear martin,
here's what i could find online.
hope it helps,
philip barnes
st. louis (mo)
August Baumgartner
born 9. November 1814
died 29. September 1862
Roman Catholic
He was choirmaster at St. Anna's Church in Munich
Among his counterpoint students was the composer Georg Rauchenecker (1844–1906),
He published a primer on musical notation in Munich in 1856; it's readable online, and here's the link:
There's a biographical lexicon available on line (again, through Google books) which provides a pretty basic biography, Here's the link:
on March 7, 2013 8:52am
Dear Philip,
Vielen Dank!
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