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Theodore Presser (Arranger)

Born: July 3, 1848 - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 1925 - Philadelphis, Pennsylvania, USA

The American publisher and musical philanthropist, Theodore Presser, was an early student at the New England Conservatory. Later he spent two years in Leipzig.

In 1883 he founded, at Lynchburg, Virginia, The Étude (moved a few months later to Philadelphia), a monthly magazine devoted to the interests at music teachers and students, which has a large circulation. Three years later he established a music-publishing business which, as the Theodore Presser Co., is now an important firm. In 1906 he opened, in Philadelphia, the Presser Home for Retired Music Teachers, the only one in America. In 1916 the Presser Foundation was established, with funds of over $1,000,000, which supports, besides the Home, a Department of Scholarships, given directly to institutions and not to individuals, and a Department for the Relief of Deserving Musicians.

 

Source: Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1952 Edition; Author: Warren Storey Smith)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2007)

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