Dannreuther, Gustav , American violinist, brother of Edward (George) Dannreuther; b. Cincinnati, July 21, 1853; d. N.Y., Dec. 19, 1923. He studied at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik under de Ahna and Joachim (violin) and Heitel (theory). He then lived in London, and in 1877 joined the Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston, traveling through the U.S., Canada, and Newfoundland. From 1882 to 1884 he was director of the Buffalo Phil. Soc. (a chamber music organization). In 1884 he founded the Beethoven String Quartet of N.Y. (renamed the Dannreuther Quartet in 1894). From 1907 he taught violin at Vassar Coll.
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