Lewisohn, Adolph, German-American businessman and philanthropist; b. Hamburg, May 27, 1849; d. Saranac Lake, N.Y, Aug. 17,1938. The principal services to music and education performed by this prominent industrialist were the erection in 1914 of the Lewisohn Stadium, which he donated to the Coll. of the City of N.Y, and the inauguration of summer concerts by the N.Y. Phil, there (1918). He also founded the Lewisohn chamber music foundation at Hunter Coll. in N.Y. (1932).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire