- Deane L. Root
Englander, Ludwig (20 October 1853–13 September 1914), composer and conductor, was born Ludwig Engländer in Vienna, Austria, the son of Paul Engländer and Jeannette Ehrman. He studied music in his native city and was an occasional pupil of operetta composer Jacques Offenbach, who visited Englander’s parents. Englander also studied with Franz von Suppé, Johann Brandl, and Robert Fuchs before immigrating to the United States in 1882. His first position there was as conductor of the house orchestra at the Thalia Theater, the German-language theater in New York, where his duties included arranging other composers’ scores. He introduced the Viennese operettas of Johann Strauss, Karl Millöcker, and others to American audiences. In 1882 Englander composed songs to accompany a new libretto by Julius Hopp; the work was titled ...