Kobbe, Gustav


Writer on musical topics, journalist and composer; was born in New York. He studied music with Adolf Hagen in Germany and with Joseph Mosenthal in New York. He attended Columbia College and was graduated from the school of arts and the law department. He writes on musical, dramatic and other subjects for the daily papers and for such magazines as Century, Forum and Scribner's. Among his works are The Ring of the Nibelung; Wagner's Life and Works; Plays for Amateurs; New York and its Environs; My Rosary, and Other Poems; Opera Singers; Signora, a Child of the Opera House; Famous Actors and Actresses and Their Homes; Wagner's Music-Dramas Analyzed; Loves of the Great Composers; and Wagner and his Isolde.