This Week In Texas Music History: Carl Venth
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll learn about a world renowned musician who chose to make Texas his home.
Carl Venth was born in Cologne, Germany, on February 16, 1860. By the time he was nineteen, he began touring Europe and worked as a concertmaster in Paris. Venth moved to the United States in 1880, touring and performing in Boston, New York, and St. Louis. In 1908, he settled in Texas, where he served as Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the Texas Woman’s College in Fort Worth and conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Carl Venth composed and published dozens of musical pieces and served as head of the Music Department at Trinity University in San Antonio from 1931 until his death in 1938.
Next time on This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll meet a child prodigy whose tastes ranged from classical music to fiddle hoedowns.