Parsons, Albert Ross

COMPOSER, MUSICIAN, EGYPTOLOGIST (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
BORN 16 Sep 1847, Sandusky, Ohio - DIED 14 Jun 1933, Mount Kisco, New York
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn (Section 124, Lot 30279)

Albert Ross Parsons was a pianist, an organist, a composer and an amateur egyptologist. One of his ancestors was organist in Westminster Abbey in London. He started playing the piano when he was six years old and performed in public when he was nine.

In New York he studied with Frederic Louis Ritter and in 1867 he went to the Conservatory in Leipzig, where he studied with Moscheles, Reinecke and others. In 1870 he became a pupil of Carl Tausig, who was himself educated by Franz Liszt. In Europe he met Wagner, Liszt and Von Bülow.

In 1872 he terutned to the USA where he published on music and worked as a composer. He held several position in New York. As an egyptologist he published "The New Light from the Great Pyramid" in 1893. After his death in 1933 he was buried in a mausoleum with the shape of a pyramid.

Related persons
• met Bülow, Hans von
• met Liszt, Franz
• was pupil to Reinecke, Carl
• was pupil to Tausig, Karl
• met Wagner, Richard

Sources
Albert Ross Parsons (Arranger) - Short Biography

Images

The grave of Albert Parsons at the Greenwood Cemetery, New York City.
Picture by Androom (15 Apr 2010)

 


Pascual, Erasmo

Published: 8 May 2010
Last update: 20 Jan 2013