Prominent musician and conductor who, in 1905, became one of the first pianists to record music for the Welte-Mignon mechanical piano.
He conducted the Munich Philharmonic from 1910 until 1914.
He married singer Clara Clemens (daughter of author Mark Twain) in October of 1909. They had a child, Nina, who would become Twain's last descendant.
He recommended Sergei Rachmaninoff for the position of Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor.