Loeffler, Karl (Charles) Martin 'Tornow' 30.jan.1861-19.may.1935 France, Mulhouse - USA Massachusetts, Medfield
violinist, 1869-1872 studied violin in Kiev Ukraine, 1874-1877 studied violin with Joseph Joachim and Eduard Rappoldi and music theory with Friedrich Kiel and Woldemar Bargiel at the Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin, 1878 studied violin with Lambert Massart and composition with Ernest Guiraud in Paris, 18.jul.1881 emigrated to the USA, 1881-1882 he played in the Leopold Damrosch orchestra in New York, 1882-1903 concert master of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 23.may.1887 in Boston he became naturalized American, 1914 he settled as musician and music teacher at Meadowmere Farm in Medfield ; son of engineer and writer under pseudonym 'Tornow' Dr. Karl Loffler (born Berlin, died in a German prison) and Helene Schwertmann (born Berlin) ; 8.dec.1910 in Boston he married Elise Burnett Fay (Massachusetts, Southborough 27.feb.1853-)

[the Hochschule Berlin recorded his birthplace as Berlin-Schoneberg Germany, but since he gave Mulhouse as his birthplace, his application for American naturalization would have been rejected if he was actually born in Berlin-Schoneberg ; the assumption that he was hostile towards Germany is also doubtful because he just as easy gave his birthplace as Muhlhausen Germany]

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By the waters of Babylon. Psalm 137. Choir, instruments and organ. 1902
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