24.03.1867 - Pasadena, 26.11.1950
Classical composer, pianist,
music teacher, bodybuilder
and longtime companion of Eugen Sandow.
Sieveking's Stats: Height:
5'11", Weight: 175 lbs., Chest: 43", Biceps: 16 1/4",
Waist: 26", Thighs: 23" Chest: 43", Biceps: 16 1/4",
Waist: 26", Thighs: 23"
Well now - you don't have that kind of information about pianists today.
Sieveking was born in
Amsterdam and educated as classical composer and pianist with Julius Röntgen
as his prime teacher. He emigrated to the United States and became an
accomplished music teacher and concert pianist.
There he also met Eugen Sandow, the
most famous bodybuilder in the early days of the sport. Sandow was born in
Prussia, Germany on April 2nd 1867 and he began his career as a sideshow
"strongman". Early in life, and with the help of showman Florenz
Ziegfeld, Sandow decided that it wasn't enough just to demonstrate his
strength, but decided to display his muscular physique as a work of art.
Eugen and Martinus lived together in
New York City early in the 20th century, and Martinus often accompanied
Sandow on tour. Martinus wrote music for many of Sandow's "Muscle
Display Performances" including "March of the Athletes".
In 1915 Sieveking founded a piano school in New York for advanced level
pianists. He lived a long and successful life and passed away in Pasadena,
California at the age of 83.