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Maurice Arnold, American composer.


Arnold, Maurice was born on January 19, 1865 in St. Louis. Son of Doctor A. and Anna (Graser) Strothotte.


Educated first under mother. Studied College of Music, Cincinnati, also in Cologne and Berlin, under Bruch, Wuellner and Jensen.


Best known work, American Plantation Dances, produced in 1894 at Madison Square Garden, under auspices of Doctor Anton Dvorak. Incited Dvorak’s interest in negro music and was appointed teacher of theory at National Conservatory of Music. Mus. director Princess Theatre, London.

Tour in Germany, and his orchestral works were performed in Dresden, Berlin, Cologne, etc. Musical director Progressive Stage Society, New York, 1905. Conducted first symphony, Berlin, November 28, 1907.

Composer; American Plantation Dances. Dramatic Overture; Wild Chase (performed St. Louis). The Merry Benedik (opera performed Brooklyn, 1896).

Violin Sonata in E minor. (songs) Say Not I’m Forsaken, Lady of My Heart. (piano) Souvenir de Seville, Bolereo, Little Turtle-Dove, Tete-a-Tete, etc.

Duets for Violin, Viola. Valses for String Quartet. Cleopatra (opera); The Last King (opera).*.


Married Elisabeth Rohde, of Leipzig, May 16, 1908.

Doctor A. Strothotte

Anna (Graser) Strothotte

Elisabeth Rohde