November 30, 2007
Lina Ramann was born in Mainstockheim, near Kitzingen in Bavaria, June 24th 1833, and died March 30th 1912 in Munich. She was a pupil of Franz Brendel and Frau Brendel, at Leipzig. Ramann founded a musical seminary for female teachers, at Glückstadt, Holstein in 1858; and with Ida Volkmann, a music-school at Nuremberg in 1865. She published “Die Musik als Gegenstand der Erzichung” (1868); “Allgemeine Erzich-und Unterrichtslehre der Jugend” (1869; 2nd edition 1873); “Aus der Gegenwart” (1868); “Bach und Handel”; “Franz Liszt’s Oratorium Christus: eine Studie zur zeit- und musikgeschichtliche Stellung desselben” (1880); a biography of Liszt, in 3 volumes (1880-1893); and edited a complete edition of Liszt’s writings; she also wrote a “Grundriss der Technik des Klavierspiels,” in 12 books. Ramann composed four sonatinas (op. 9), and other pianoforte music.