Hausmann Heights

In 1852 The Musical World responded to a reader’s question as to the respective heights of George Hausmann and the double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889). There don’t seem to be any pictures of George, but there are many photographs of Bottesini. This trait seems to have run in the

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Georg Hausmann’s missing history

George’s absence from the Hausmann family history It seems that during Robert’s lifetime, no one knew or acknowledged that Georg had ever existed. He is not mentioned in Bernhard’s long, detailed memoirs that he published at the end of his life in 1873, his Erinnerungen aus dem 80 jährigen Leben

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