PHILIPP, ISIDOR (EDMOND):
Hungarian pianist; born at Budapest Sept. 2, 1863. He went to Paris at the age of sixteen and entered the Conservatoire as a pupil of Mathias. In 1883 he won the first pianoforte prize, and later took a supplementary course under Saint-Saëns, Stephen Heller, and Ritter. Philipp has played at the Conservatoire concerts, as well as at those of Lamoureux and Le Châtelet. He has also performed in Brussels, London, Geneva, and Barcelona. In conjunction with Loeb and Berthelier he established chamber-music concerts in the Salle Erard, where many of the finest modern chamber compositions have been performed. Philipp also reorganized the Société des Instruments à Vent and the Société d'Art, of which latter he is president. His compositions include: "Suite Fantastique"; "Rêverie Mélancolique"; "Sérénade Humoristique"—all for orchestra—besides exercises and études and editions of classic studies.
- Baker, Biog. Dict. of Musicians, New York, 1900.