Carl Lachmund

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Birthday
27, 1853
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Feb 20, 1928 (74)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1853
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Feb 20, 1928 (74)

About

Influential classical pianist, teacher, conductor, composer, and diarist who formed Clinton, Iowa's German Conservatory of Music in 1877.

Before Fame

He was graduated from the Cologne Conservatory in 1875 and spent a total of six years studying in Europe.

Trivia

He founded and oversaw New York's Lachmund Conservatory and also established and conducted for a time the Women's String Orchestra.

Family Life

His parents Gustav Otto and Sophia Schmidt were German immigrants.

Associated With

He studied with Franz Liszt for three years, keeping a diary that gave historians ample information about the iconic composer.