Schwalm, Oscar



Younger brother of Robert Schwalm; born at Erfurt, and was from 1879 to 1882 a pupil of Wenzel, Reinecke, Paul and Jadassohn at the Leipsic Conservatory. He was made manager of his father-in-law, Blüthner's, branch establishment at Berlin, and from 1886 to 1888 was proprietor of Kahnt's publishing house in Leipsic, selling out finally to Dr. Paul Simon. Schwalm also acted as musical critic of the Tageblatt and other Leipsic newspapers. He has composed an overture to Fitger's King Drosselbart; also piano-music; songs; and sets of songs for schools; preludes; fugues; and waltzes.