Strube, Gustav



Violinist and composer of ability; born at Ballenstedt, Harz, Germany. His talents asserted themselves very early, and after receiving some instruction from his father he joined the Ballenstedt Orchestra when only ten years old. He entered Leipsic Conservatory when sixteen, and after studying composition under Jadassohn and Reinecke and being the pupil of Brodsky and Hermann in violin he was graduated from the Conservatory in 1886. He played for some time in the Gewandhaus Orchestra, then became professor of violin at Mannheim Conservatory. He came to the United States in 1889 and settled in Boston, where he became a member of the Symphony Orchestra, and where he is still living. Some of his compositions have been played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Strube has written an overture; a symphony in C Minor; Hymn to Eros for male chorus; violin concerto; rhapsody; songs and a number of smaller pieces.