Schlesinger, Sebastian Benson



He was born in Hamburg, but came to the United States when he was but thirteen years of age and studied principally at Boston, a large part of the time with the late Otto Dresel. For seventeen years Schlesinger was Imperial German consul at Boston, but kept up his interest in music and was a most distinguished and gifted amateur musician and composer. In 1899 he moved to Paris. He published over one hundred and twenty songs, which received the approval of Robert Franz, M. Bruch and other composers of note. He also wrote considerable piano-music; an Albumblatt; six melodic etudes; nocturnes; improvisations; an impromptu-caprice; and a wedding-march.