Klengel, Paul


A violinist and pianist, brother of Julius Klengel; was born at Leipsic. He studied at the Leipsic Conservatory from 1868 to 1872 and took the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for his Zur  sthetik der Tonkunst. In 1881 he became conductor of the Euterpe concerts at Leipsic, a post he held until 1886. From 1888 to 1893 he was vice-Hofkapellmeister at Stuttgart, then returned to Leipsic and was conductor of the Student Choral Society, Arion, until 1898 when he came to America. He remained in this country five years, and during that time conducted the Deutscher Liederkranz of New York City. On his return to Leipsic in 1903 he again became conductor of the Arion Society.