Meltzer, Charles Henry, 1853-1936

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Dramatist and critic. Born in London in 1853, Charles Henry Meltzer studied at Oxford University, where he won a scholarship at the age of fourteen. Meltzer also studied music in London and Paris. Meltzer became a correspondent for several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the New York Herald, and was also a music critic and writer for magazines. From 1912 to 1916 Meltzer was librettist for the Chicago Opera Company. He was the author or adaptor of a number of plays, and founder of Criterion Magazine (1903) and the American Society for the Promotion of Opera in English (1907). A linguist, Meltzer was proficient in seven languages. Meltzer died in New York City in 1936.

From the description of Charles Henry Meltzer papers, 1839-1940. (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 31740853

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creatorOf Meltzer, Charles Henry, 1853-1936. Charles Henry Meltzer papers, 1839-1940. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Love family. The Love family papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. The John Kirkpatrick papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Nirdlinger, Charles Frederic. More than queen 19th-Century American Drama
creatorOf Madách, Imre, 1823-1864. The tragedy of man; a dramatic poem in 15 scenes. English metrical version by Charles Henry Meltzer. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lachaume, Aimé. The sunken bell / music by A. Lachaume. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Max Smith Papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Meltzer, Charles Henry, 1853-1936. "The first Duchess of Marlborough" [microform] : a play in four acts and five scenes / by Charles Henry Meltzer. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn The Love Family Papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Hadley, Henry Kimball, 1871-1937. Allah : act IV / [music by Henry Hadley ; libretto by Charles Henry Melzer]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Meltzer, Charles Henry, 1853-1936,. Autograph letters signed from Charles Henry Meltzer, New York, to various people [manuscript], 1895-1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn The John Kirkpatrick Papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880. Les contes d'Hoffmann [collection] : opéra fantastique en 4 actes / de Jules Barbier et Michel Carré ; musique de J. Offenbach. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Meltzer, Charles Henry, 1853-1936. For love of Manon Lescaut [microform] : an original play in five acts and seven scenes founded upon the immortal romance of the Abbe Prevost / by Charles Henry Meltzer. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
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correspondedWith Bellew, Kyrle, 1855-1911 person
associatedWith Chaminade, Cécile, 1857-1944. person
associatedWith Charpentier, Gustave, 1860-1956. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897. person
associatedWith Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. person
associatedWith Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934. person
associatedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. person
associatedWith Hadley, Henry Kimball, 1871-1937. person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. person
associatedWith Lachaume, Aimé. person
associatedWith Love family. family
associatedWith Lucy Prindle Love and Helen Love Scranton person
associatedWith Madách, Imre, 1823-1864. person
associatedWith Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. person
associatedWith Max Smith person
associatedWith Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. person
associatedWith Nirdlinger, Charles Frederic. person
associatedWith Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880. person
associatedWith Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. person
associatedWith Smith, Max, 1874-1935. person
associatedWith Weston, Vernon. person
associatedWith Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno, 1876-1948. person
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Composers--Correspondence
Operas--Librettos
Drama--Collections
Music--19th century
Music--20th century
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Death 1936

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German

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