1870–1922

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 27, 1870, New­ark, New Jers­ey.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 11, 1922, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

Louis was the hus­band of Ad­ele T. Coerne.

He is re­mem­bered as a com­pos­er, con­duct­or, teach­er, hold­er of the first Am­er­i­can PhD de­gree in mu­sic, and com­pos­er of the first Am­er­i­can op­e­ra per­formed in Eur­ope (Ze­no­bia, 1905).

He di­rect­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin School of Mu­sic (1910–15), and taught at the Con­nec­ti­cut Col­lege for Wo­men (1915–22).

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