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Louis Cheslock, British composer.


Cheslock, Louis was born on September 25, 1898 in London, England. Son of Jacob and Rebecca (Neumark) Cheslock.


To the United States, 1901, naturalized, 1913. Certificate violin Peabody Conservatory Music, 1917, certificate harmony, 1919, Artist diploma, 1921. D. Musical Arts, Peabody Institute, 1964.


1 son, Barry. Violinist, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1916-1937, guest conductor, 1928, 1944, 1950, assistant concert master, 1932-1937. Instructor violin Peabody Conservatory Music, 1916-1970, instructor composition, counterpoint and orchestration, 1922-1976, department chairman theory, 1950-1968. Premiere of opera The Jewel Merchants (play by James Branch Cabell) Baltimore, February 26, 1940.

Premier ballet Cinderella, Baltimore, 1946, enlarged version, 1958. Premiere of string quartet Pan American Union, Washington, 1957. Performances of orchestral prize works, Washington, 1935, San Diego, California, Rochester New York, 1936, Akron, O., 1942, Guatemala, 1950, Israel, 1955, P.I., 1955, Belgium, 1956, Puerto Rico, 1956, Chile, Argentina and Panama, 1961, Singapore and Bombay, 1967, Boston, 1970, Washington, 1971, Portugal, 1971, 73.


  • Other Work

    • Composer of symphonic, operatic and ensemble works. Also compositions for violin, piano, voice, etc.


Married Elise Brown Hanline, May 31, 1926.

Jacob Cheslock

Rebecca (Neumark) Cheslock

Elise Brown Hanline