Robert A. Keiser
Robert A. Keiser was born in New York city in 1863.
Many of his songs and instrumental pieces have been very popular.
Of his first song, “Uncertainty”, the music was written before the words, which were afterward fitted to it. One of his best songs is “Love, When I Gaze”, the words being translated from the German of Heine; and another, “The Gates of Paradise” (under his nom de plume, Robert A. King) has been very popular.
His “American’s Fair Women” waltzes, composed in 1893, and “Sorosis” waltzes, written more recently, have added to his reputation. “Fashions’ Caprice” is, perhaps, the best known of his instrumental pieces.