Louis Gruenberg

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Brzesc, Poland, Russian Empire [now Brest, Belarus]
Composer ("The Emperor Jones") and pianist, educated at the Vienna Conservatory (Master Class), and a student of F. E. Koch. He came to the USA in 1885 and made his debut as pianist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Berlin in 1912. From there and through 1919 he continued giving concert tours throughout Europe and the USA. Between 1931 and 1933 he was chairman of the composition department at the Chicago Musical College. Read more...