Eisler, Paul, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer; b. Vienna, Sept. 9, 1875; d. N.Y, Oct. 16, 1951. He was a pupil of Bruckner at the Vienna Cons. He conducted in Riga, Vienna, and at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. (1916–17; 1920–29), and also made numerous tours as an accompanist to Caruso, Ysaye, and others. He composed several operettas, including Spring Brides, The Sentinel The Little Missus, and In the Year 1814.
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