Arthur Edward Stahlschmidt, British lecturer, composer. Clubs:; Member Royal Alfred Institute, London.; Mason. Compositions: Musical Settings to Kipling’s Recessional.
Stahlschmidt, Arthur Edward was born on December 5, 1863 in London, England. Son of Samuel Edward and Clara (D’Anville) Stahlschmidt.
Educated Ockbrook, England, and Königsfeld, Baden. Studied music and graduate Leipzig Conservatory, 1889-1892. Studied instrumental music under Leschetizky and Varetta Stepanoff, Vienna, and vocal music under Giovanni, Milan, and Cavalry Luigi Vannucini, Florence.
Came to the United States, 1897.
Became identified with Kipling movement, gave lectures and recitals of his work, notably at Kipling Afternoon of Decorative Art Society at the Astoria, when his musical settings of Kipling’s Barrack Room Ballads were produced, also at Lotos Club, Mendelssohn Hall, etc. During winter, 1900-1901, introduced works of Edgar Wallace, soldier-poet of South African war, at New York, Hartford, Richmond and elsewhere. Also prominent as teacher of voice.
Clubs:; Member Royal Alfred Institute, London. Mason. Compositions: Musical Settings to Kipling’s Recessional.