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Ottmar Moll Archive

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Collection Overview

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ID: GML/GML009

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Collection Historical Note

Ottmar Alexander Moll was born in Lebanon, Ill. on July 17, 1877. His family moved to St. Louis in 1883 and he studied music with Ernest R. Kroeger, Sophie Geraldini, George H. Hutchinson, Alfred Ernst and Charles Kunkel. At age 11, his teacher Robert Goldbeck took him to Chicago where he appeared on the concert stage for the first time with Goldbeck.

From 1904 to 1907 he studied in Europe, mainly in Berlin under Barette Stepanoff and Edgar Stillman Kelley. Upon his return he gave numerous recitals until a muscular strain of his left hand induced by over-practicing caused his withdrawal from concert work in 1910. From 1912 until 1923 he was director of the piano department at Lenox Hall, a school for girls located in Kirkwood, Mo and later in University City, Mo. He was an active composer and an honorary member of the St. Louis Musicians’ Guild. The Ottmar Moll Piano School was in the Studio Building, 511 North Taylor Avenue where he taught with his associate, Ernst Krohn from 1923 until he died of pneumonia following blood poisoning induced by an abscessed ear on May 26, 1934.

Moll’s best known composition is a choral piece entitled Achilles in Scyros on a poem by Robert Bridges. He also wrote many songs and piano pieces.

Administrative Information

Repository: GML Gaylord Music Library

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Request to Publish or Quote from Manuscript Materials – Gaylord Music Library Special Collections

Request to Reproduce Manuscript Materials – Gaylord Music Library Special Collections

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid created June 6, 1996

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Holdings of Ottmar Moll in the Gaylord Music Library

Holding of Ottmar Moll in the Gaylord Music Library Supplementary Music Catalog


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Series 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: 8×5 lithograph block of Ottmar MollAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Photo of Jerre Cammock, autographed by himself “With best wishes to my friend Ottmar Moll Sincerely, Jerre 4/20/30”Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 12×8 framed photo of Ottmar Moll autographed “To Ernst C. Krohn In remembrance of twenty years of happy association Sincerely, Ottmar Feb 8/30”Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 2 photos of MollAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Moll photos of homeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 10×8 photo of Moll signed, “To my friends Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Chambers. Ottmar A. Moll.”Add to your cart.

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