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composer , conductor

Gustav Strube, German conductor, composer. member of faculty Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, Maryland.


Strube was born in the Harz Mountains of Ballenstadt in 1867 and came from a musically gifted family. By the age of 10, Strube was in his father's symphony, and at the age of 16 he entered the Leipzig Conservatory.


Educated Leipzig Conservatory. Studied violin with Brodsky, composition with Jadassohn and Reinicke and piano with Reckendorf.


Came to the United States, 1890, naturalized, 1896. First violin, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1890-1912, also conductor of pops” 10 years. Former member of faculty Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, Maryland., since 1913.

Organizer and conductor Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1915-1930. Composer: 3 symphonies, 4 overtures, 3 violin concertos. Poeme Antique, for violin and orchestra.

1 cello concerto; 2 symphonic poems for viola and orchestra. Hymn to Eros, for male chorus and orchestra. American Rhapsody, for orchestra.

Symphonic Sketch Ariequinade. Symphonic Fantasie; The Captive (grand opera). 4 preludes for orchestra.

Americana for orchestra. Sonata, for violin and piano. Sonata, for viola and piano.

Sonata, for cello and piano. String quintet (2violas). Quintet for woodwind and horn.

Trio for piano, violin and cello. 2 string quartettes; trio for clarinet, horn and piano. Sinfonietta for orchestra.

Sonatina for viola and piano. Der Harz (symphonic poem for orchestra). Concerto (A minor) for violin and orchestra.

Also many smaller pieces for violin and piano. Home: 2845 N. Calvert St., Baltimore Doctor of Medicine‡.


He was also a member of Baltimore's famous Saturday Night Club with H. L. Mencken.


Married Martha Grosse, January 29, 1893. Children: Claire (Mistress Henry Schradieck), Elfriede (Mistress Frederick Lee).

Friedrich Strube

Henriette (Meergarten) Strube

Martha Grosse

Claire Strube (Mistress Henry Schradieck)

Elfriede Strube (Mistress Frederick Lee)