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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Lichtenberg, Leopold

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LICHTENBERG, Leopold, American musician: b. San Francisco, Cal., 22 Nov. 1861. In early childhood he showed his fondness for the violin and received careful training. In his 12th year was asked by Henri Wieniawski, then on a visit to California, to become his pupil, and accordingly spent three years at Brussels Conservatory. Fresh from his European successes, he was engaged in 1877 in Theodore Thomas' orchestra and then spent three years more abroad playing in the chief cities. On his return to America he became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and later was appointed head of the violin classes at the National Conservatory of Music, New York. With Adèle Margulies (piano) and the cellist, Leo Schulz, he formed the Margulies Trio, which became one of the foremost chamber-music organizations of the United States.