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  Karl Klindworth (1830-1916)

Karl Klindworth (September 25, 1830–July 27, 1916) was a German composer, conductor and violinist, born at Hanover.

For a time Klindworth conducted a traveling opera troupe, but settled in Hanover as a teacher and composer. From there he went to Weimar, 1852, and studied the piano under Franz Liszt. He also became on friendly terms with Richard Wagner. Among his fellow pupils were Hans von Bülow and William Mason. In 1854 he went to London, where he remained for fourteen years, studying, teaching and occasionally appearing in public. From London Klindworth went to Moscow, in 1868, to take up the position of professor of the pianoforte at the Conservatorium. While in Russia he completed the pianoforte arrangements of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, which he had commenced during Wagner's visit to England, in 1855. He also completed his critical edition of Frédéric Chopin's works. He became conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic in 1882, in association with Joachim and Wüllner. He was also the conductor of the Berlin Wagner Society. At this time, he also established the Klindworths Musikschule, which later became the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory. He remained in Berlin till 1893, when he retired to Potsdam, practicing as a teacher. He has justly earned his great reputation as an editor of musical works.

from the records of the Eden fruit growing colony, Oranienburg, north of Berlin:

In November 1894 Eden counted already 92 members, including the friend of Richard Wagner, Professor Karl Klindworth, who lived until few days before his death in the colony, carried it out as a comrade in the supervisory board and as a promoter otherwise still valuable services and remained faithful up to death.

Eden was a completely vegetarian community, founded in 1893. One of the founders, Dr. med. Gustav A. Selss, was by 1908 the President of the Deutsche Vegetarier-Bund, and in that capacity chaired the meeting which founded the International Vegetarian Union in Dresden, 1908. However, by that time Dr. Sells was reported as being from Baden-Baden, so he may have moved on from Eden. In 1932 the 8th IVU World Vegetarian Congress was held at Eden.