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pianist , composer.

George Liebling, German pianist, composer. Decorated Order of Double Dragon (China); Lion and Sun (Persia); Art and Science (Saxe-Coburg); Order of the Cross (Bavaria); Golden Medal of Pope.


Liebling, George was born on January 22, 1865 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Jacob and Henriette (Mosler) Liebling.


Educated High school and Conservatory of Music, Berlin. Studied under Theod. Kullak and Franz Liszt. Honorary Museum Doctor, University of Southern California.


Made first public appearance as pianist at age of 11, in Berlin. Played for most of the royal courts of Europe. Served as court pianist to Duke of Saxe-Coburg.

Professor piano, Guildhall School of Music, London, 1898-1906. Director of own conservatory of music, Berlin and Munich, 1909-1919. Came to the United States, 1924, naturalized citizen, 1931.


  • Other Work

    • Composer of a Great Mass. Operas, “The Wager,” “Children of Truth,” “Chula”. Dramatized legend, “Saint Catherine”.

      Also numerous piano pieces, concertos for piano and for violin, songs, sonatas, violin pieces, etc.


Married Alice Goldberger, of Berlin, September 4, 1895.

Jacob Liebling

Henriette (Mosler) Liebling

Alice Goldberger