Charles Loeffler


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(b Mulhouse, Alsace, 1861; d Medfield, Mass., 1935).

Alsatian‐Amer. composer and violinist. Son of writer whose pseudonym was Tornow. Played in private orch. In 1881 went to USA, becoming deputy leader Boston SO, 1882, staying until 1903, after which he concentrated on comp. Works, which reflect Fr. impressionist techniques, incl. 3 operas, sym.‐poems, choral settings (incl. Whitman's Beat! Beat! Drums!), chamber mus., and songs. Many unpub. pieces.

Subjects: Music.

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