Adolf Weidig

Adolf H. A. Weidig (b. 28 November 1867 Hamburg, Germany; d. 23 September 1931) was an American composer who was born and raised in Hamburg. After extensive musical studies in Europe, he immigrated to the United States in 1892 as a young man.

He wrote numerous pieces for orchestra, including a symphony and the tone poem Semiramis; among his chamber works are three string quartets and a string quintet. He also wrote songs. He died in Hinsdale, Illinois.

For years Weidig served as Associate Director of the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and was Dean of the Department of Theory in the same. One of his composition students was harpist Helena Stone Torgerson.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 28th, 1867 (Hamburg), Died September 23rd, 1931 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36686 10-in. 11/15/1926 The mill wheel Erva Giles Female vocal solo, with piano composer  


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"Weidig, Adolf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.

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