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Stoessel, Albert Frederic

D. Royce Boyer

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1801101

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Stoessel, Albert Frederic (11 October 1894–12 May 1943), conductor, violinist, and composer, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Albert John Stoessel, a theater musician, and Alfreda Wiedmann. Studying violin first with his father and then with Hugo Olk, a former student of Joseph Joachim in Berlin and concertmaster of the St. Louis Orchestra, the musical prodigy’s public education ended with the eighth grade. A precocious talent sharpened by family nurturing and community support, fifteen-year-old Albert entered the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, studying violin with Emanuel Wirth and Willy Hess (boy wonder soloist with ...

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Subjects: Strings ; Conducting ; Composition

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