The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Goldschmidt, Otto

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GOLDSCHMIDT, Otto, English composer: b. Hamburg, Germany, 21 Aug. 1829; d. London, 24 Feb. 1907. He was a pupil of Mendelssohn and Hauptmann at the Leipzig Conservatory, became a resident of England in 1858, was appointed a professor in the Royal Academy of Music in 1863 and was its vice-principal (1866-68). From 1876-85 he was first musical director of the Bach Choir. He several times conducted the famous Lower Rhine festivals at Düsseldorf. His compositions include the oratorio ‘Ruth’ (1867) and he also edited with Sterndale Bennett ‘The Chorale Book for England.’ In 1852 he married Jenny Lind (q.v.).