Camille Wolfgang Zeckwer

Camille Wolfgang Zeckwer

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Aug 1924 (aged 49)
Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 19 Range 5
Memorial ID 19035505 · View Source
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An American-born composer, violinist, and conductor, Camille Zeckwer studied music first with his father, Richard Zeckwer (1850-1922), and later with Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904) in New York. In Berlin, he studied composition with Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917) and violin with Florian Zajic. Zeckwer conducted Edwin Adler Fleisher's (1877-1959) pioneering Symphony Club in the early 1910s before taking over as director of the Philadelphia Academy of Music upon his father's retirement from that position in 1917.
Zeckwer's WWI draft registration card describes him as a stout bald man with blue eyes.
His music includes Piano Concerto in E minor op.8 (1897), piano pieces, symphonic poems, chamber music and songs.
His music has been been performed by the Philadephia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


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  • Maintained by: Gary Galván
  • Originally Created by: Carol
  • Added: 21 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19035505
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Camille Wolfgang Zeckwer (26 Jun 1875–7 Aug 1924), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19035505, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Gary Galván (contributor 46531157) .