Otto Gumprecht ( German Otto Gumprecht ; April 4, 1823 , Erfurt - February 6, 1900 , Merano , Princely District of Tyrol, Austria-Hungary  ) - German musicologist and music critic.
|Birth name||him. Otto gumprecht|
|Date of Birth||April 4, 1823|
|Place of Birth||Erfurt , Kingdom of Prussia|
|Date of death||February 6, 1900 (aged 76)|
|Place of death||Merano , Princely District of Tyrol, Austria-Hungary|
|A country||German Empire|
musicologist , music critic
He studied law in Breslau , Halle and Berlin , defended his thesis, but since 1849 he abandoned his legal career and focused on music criticism.
In the 1850-1870s. Gumprecht, allegedly, composed, together with Richard Wurst and Gustav Engel, the “Big Three” of Berlin music critics  . He dedicated a separate book to Richard Wagner ( German: Richard Wagner und Dessen Bühnenfestspiel, Der Ring des Nibelungen ; 1873 ), wrote about the influence of Handel’s oratorios on Felix Mendelssohn , the difference between church and religious music, etc.
In 1869 he published the collection Essays on Musical Figures ( German: Musikalische Charakterbilder ), three years later - his second volume.
In 1889, after suffering a stroke, he retired.