Carl Reinecke (1824-1910) was a successful pianist and composer. He counted Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Liszt as his teachers, and he was one of the uncommon child prodigies who didn't burn out in adulthood. His style at the keyboard was graceful and respectful, and he was compared favorably to Mozart. Many of his more than 300 compositions are unknown today, particularly his operas. Conversely, his students read like a Who's Who of composers of the time, including Grieg, Stanford, Janácek, Weingartner, and Bruch. One extra distinction he holds is that he is the pianist with the earliest birth date to have had his playing recorded on an Edison cylinder.