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Biography Maurice Arnold, 1865-1937

Maurice Arnold was one of many African-American students of Antonin Dvorak during Dvorak's 1894 stay in the United States. Arnold participated in Dvorak's famous January 23, 1894, concert at the National Conservatory of Music in New York City. Arnold's four "American Plantation Dances" were performed at the conservatory and garnered him a small measure of fame. He was also the author of "Valse Elegant" for two pianos, eight hands (1893) and "Lad Who Wears the Blue" (1898).