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Geisler, Paul

Geisler, Paul

Geisler, Paul, German conductor and composer; b. Stolp, Aug. 10, 1856; d. Posen, April 3, 1919. He was a pupil of his grandfather, who was a conductor at Marienburg, and also of Constantine Decker. As a conductor, Geisler was associated with the Leipzig musical theater (1881) and A. Neumann’s traveling Wagner company (1882–83); for the following 2 years he was a conductor at Bremen. He lived in Leipzig and Berlin for most of his career before going to Posen, where he became director of the Cons. He wrote 7 operas, 2 cyclic cantatas, symphonic poems, incidental stage music, etc.

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