Schwalm, Robert



Instrumental and vocal composer; born at Erfurt, and studied music under the Liszt protegees, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pflughaupt, at Weimar, and later at the Leipsic Conservatory, where he was a pupil of Moscheles, Reinecke, David and Richter. Leaving Leipsic, in 1870, he went to Elbing, and five years later to Konigsberg, where he has remained as conductor of the leading musical society, as organist of the old City Church and as a teacher at the Kuhn Conservatory. In 1881 the title of royal director of music and in 1897 that of professor was conferred upon him. Schwalm has composed numerous songs; an opera, Frauenlob; the oratorio, The Youth of Nain; suites and serenades for orchestra; large and small choruses with and without an orchestra; concert-piece for cello; and many instructive pieces for the piano.