Becker, William A 21.feb.1873-19.sep.1951 USA Ohio, Cleveland - Cleveland
concert pianist, 1880 residing with his parents at 314 St Clair Street in Cleveland, 1892 studied with William Mason in New York, 1900 residing with his wife, his widowed father and a servant at 1130 Case Avenue in Cleveland, 1903 he was in Germany where he gave concerts 12.feb.1904 in Leipzig, 19.nov.1906 in Berlin and 17.jan.1907 in Munchen, 6.feb.1907 he was back in the USA where he gave concerts 1.dec.1909 with the New York SO under Walter Damrosch in New York, 9.dec.1909 in Boston and 13.nov.1912 with the New York SO under Walter Damrosch in New York, 1910-1949 as musician and piano teacher residing at 19732 West Lake Road Rocky River Cleveland, 1916 his teaching studio was at 400 Bangor Building ; son of saloon keeper Oscar Becker (Germany, Prussia apr.1842-) and Anna (Germany, Hesse Darmstadt 1848-) ; 1899 he married Josephine Hasler (California aug.1878-), divorced ; 16.jan.1909 in Cleveland he married musician Florence Pearl Schumacher (Cleveland apr.1884-)

Title Parts

[] Piano concerto in e. 1902
1st performance by William Becker Berlin Germany 1906
performed by William Becker with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra after 1907
performed by William Becker with the New York Symphony under Walter Damrosch in 1910 and 12nov1912
performed by William Becker with the Lyon and Healy Orchestra over WTAM radio Cleveland 1feb1930
[] 1 - Allegro appassionato
[] 2 - Andante sostenuto
[] 3 - Presto
[] The rainy day. Song. Alto or baritone and piano
copyright W. A. Becker, Cleveland, Ohio 5nov1907

[] Barcarole in G. Piano
William A. Becker, Metropolitan, New York 30nov1909

[] 3 Impromptus for violin
[] Symphonic poem
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