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composer , musician

Adolph A. Weiss, composer, musician. Member of Anton Weburn Society, American Federation of Musicians.


Weiss, Adolph A. was born on September 12, 1891 in Baltimore. Son of George E. and Sophia (Soennicksen) Weiss.


Student extension courses Columbia, also University of California at Los Angeles. Student Akademic der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, 1925-1927.


Bassoonist, New York Philharmonic, New York Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Symphony. Founder New Music Wind Quintet. Tour of South America, 1941.

Conductor Pan Society, New School Society Research, 1927-1928, Conductorless Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, 1930. Instructor Los Angeles Conservatory. Lecturer University of California, Santa Barbara.

Former solo bassoonist with Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra. Bassoonist Ventura (California) Symphony Orchestra. Also private teacher Guggenheim fellow, 1931-1932.

Grantee Institute Arts and Letters, 1955.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: L Segreti for Large Orchestra, 1923. String Quartet 1, 1925, 2, 1926. Chamber Symphony for 10 instruments, 1927.

      Libation-Bearers, choreographic Cantata, 1930. Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, 1951, Seven Songs for Soprano and String Quartet, 1955. Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, 1954.

      Trio for Clarinet, Cello, Viola, 1967, others.


Member of Anton Weburn Society, American Federation of Musicians.


Married Agnes Henrietta Erpenbach, October 27, 1926 (deceased).

George E. Weiss

Sophia (Soennicksen) Weiss

Agnes Henrietta Erpenbach