Henry Kleber (1816 - 1887)
Performer. Composer, Music Merchant, Concert Promoter, and Teacher. Henry Kleber, an accomplished and versatile musician, was a major influence on the development of the musical culture of Pittsburgh. He exerted his influence as a performer, composer, music merchant, impresario, and teacher.
Henry Kleber, born in 1816, emigrated at age 16 from the German city of Darmstadt with his family in 1832. Henry?s first job in Pittsburgh was teaching music at an exclusive girl?s academy. A gifted tenor he performed concerts beginning in 1836. Angered in 1850 by an unfavorable review from music ... (Read all)