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composer , pianist

Louis Victor Franz Saar, Dutch composer, pianist. Awarded the Mendelssohn stipendium, at Berlin, 1891.

Background

Saar, Louis Victor Franz was born on December 10, 1868 in at Rotterdam, Holland. Son of Louis and Fanny (Jaquemar) Saar.

Education

Educated Gymnasium, Strassburg. Graduate Royal Academy Music, Munich, 1889.

Career

Came to America as accompanist of Metropolitan Opera Company, 1893. Teacher piano, theory and composition, successively at National Conservatory of Music, New York College of Music, Institute of Musical Art, 1898-1906. Principal theory department and director college chorus, College of Music, Cincinnati, 1906-1917.

Head of theory department, Chicago Musical College, 1917-1925. Dean of faculty, Chicago College of Music, 1925-1934. Composer of orchestral and chamber music, choral and piano music, songs, violin music, etc.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer of orchestral and chamber music, choral and piano music, songs, violin music, etc. Awarded the Mendelssohn stipendium, at Berlin, 1891. Tonkuenstler prize, Vienna, 1892.

      1st prize for piano music, Boston, 1899. Kaiser prize, Baltimore, 1903. Prizes in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Washington, District of Columbia, and Portland, Oregon.

Connections

Married Emilie Scholl, of Nürnberg, Germany, October 7, 1897. Children: Gertrude, Carl, Alice.

father:
Louis Saar

mother:
Fanny (Jaquemar) Saar

spouse:
Emilie Scholl

children:
Gertrude Saar

Carl Saar

Alice Saar