The Libretto Collection 1850-1940

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The Libretto Collection, 1850-1940

The Libretto Collection 1850-1940

Published opera librettos

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Reyer, Ernesto

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Parelli, Attilio, 1874-1944

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Italian conductor and composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 2 February 1909, to [Guido Alberto] Fano, 1909 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674243 ...

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x000179 ...

Converse, F. S. (Frederick Shepherd), 1871-1940

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Commissioned by the St. Louis Masque and Pageant Society in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis. Composed 1914. First performance on Art Hill in Forrest Park, St. Louis, 28 May 1914, by the Pageant Drama Association.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of No. XXXVIII : finale. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51497053 Composed 1898. First performance Munich, 14 July 1898. Dedicated to the composer's wif...

Mathews, Louis J. & Howard M. Taylor

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Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946

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American composer. From the description of Charles Wakefield Cadman autograph letter to Adolph M. Foerster, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 650839439 From the description of Charles Wakefield Cadman autograph letter to Adolph M. Foerster, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 650839474 From the description of Charles Wakefield Cadman autograph letter to Adolph M. Foerster, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 650839445 From the description of C...

Balfe, Michael

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D'Aste, Ippolito

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Delibes, Léo

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Donizetti, Gaetano

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French oboist. From the description of "Prière de Maria di Rohan" : autograph manuscript, [1843?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571084 Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], to "il principe di Colobrano" in Naples, 1841 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565897 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Vienna, 13 June 1843], to [Gaetano] Cobianchi in Paris, 1843 June 13. (Unknown)...

Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000815.0x00020d I Rantzau, with a libretto by Guido Menasci and Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, based on a play by Émile Erckmann, was first performed in Florence in 1893. A vocal score was published by Sonzogno (Milan, 1892). From the description of Sol che il sole risplenda. 1894 Nov 1-2. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092344 Italia...

Goldmark, Carl, 1830-1915

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Hungarian composer. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : Vienna, 30 March 1873, 1873 Mar. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577977 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Baden, 30 June 1870, to an unidentified recipient, 1870 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577974 From the description of [Draft of Act 2 of Die Königen von Saba]. [1875?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563944 ...

Fry, William Henry

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Ricci, Luigi and Federico

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Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941

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Austrian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna, 11 December 1920, to an unidentified recipient, 1920 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578832 ...

Sansmann, Victor

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Leoni, Franco

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000209.0x000111 ...

Arditi, Signor Luigi

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Hanson, Howard, 1896-1981

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Composed 1921.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto : for organ, strings and harp, op. 22, no. 3 / Howard Hanson. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52170318 Composed for the Chopin Centennial, UNESCO, Paris 1949.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Pastorale for solo oboe, strings and harp / Howard Hanson. c1949. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52170353 American compos...

Jacobson, Eduard

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Giacometti, Paolo

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Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912

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Jules Massenet was a French composer. From the description of Letters, [ca. 1874-1909]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122616188 From the description of Letter: from Jules Massenet, written on a calling card, [18--?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571050 From the guide to the Letter: from Jules Massenet, written on a calling card, 18--?, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the comédie lyrique in three act...

Massena, Charles Edward Le

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Giordano, Umberto

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Opera, with a libretto by Salvatore Di Giacomo, first performed in Palermo in 1910. From the description of Mese Mariano. [ca. 1910] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092365 From the description of Mese Mariano, [ca. 1910]. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 54656367 Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577875 From the ...

Dwight, H. G. (Harrison Griswold), 1875-1959

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Harrison Griswold Dwight, author, was born in Constantinople, Turkey in 1875. He prepared for Amherst College at the preparatory school of Robert College, Constantinople, with which his father was connected, and St. Johnsbury, Vermont Academy. After graduation from Amherst, he entered the consular service. In 1918 he was translator with the American Section of the Supreme War Council at Versailles. In 1919 he was secretary to General Tasker Bliss at the peace conference in Paris. For several yea...

Blockx, Jan

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Zandonai, Riccardo, 1883-1944

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000676.0x000006 Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Pesaro, 15 February 1910, to Giulio Ricordi in Milan, 1910 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679441 "The firm of Ricordi was founded in Milan in 1808 by Giovanni Ricordi (1785-1853); it was directed from 1853 to 1888 by his son Ti...

Hadley, Henry

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Freudenberg, Wilhelm

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Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

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Epithet: American composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x000325 American composer of Austro-Hungarian birth. From the description of [Die tote Stadt. Vocal score]. [1920?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566562 Luzi Korngold (born Luise von Sonnenthal) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold married in 1924. After Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel moved to California in 1941, the Korngolds were...

Kálmán, Imre, 1882-1953

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Paderewski, Ignace Jan

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Křenek, Ernst

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Krenek was an Austro-American composer. Robert Holliday was the director of the Hamline University Choir, St. Paul, Minn. Krenek was chair of the Hamline University Music Dept. the first six years of Holliday's tenure as director. From the description of Letters : to Robert Holliday, 1943-1976. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 33996728 Commissioned by The Louisville Orchestra. Composed 1954. First performance Louisville, Kentucky, 12 February 1955, ...

Weinberger, Jaromir

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Petrella, Enrico

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Rooke, W. M.

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Braunfels, Walter, 1882-1954

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Charpentier, Gustave

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001303.0x0000b3 French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 21 September 1926, to an unidentified recipient, 1926 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564312 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 7 February 1900, to an unidentified friend, 1900 Feb. 7. (U...

Vittadini, Franco

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Chelius, Oscar Von

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DEKOVEN, REGINALD

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Masse, Victor

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Flotow, Friedrich

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Thomas, A. Goring (Arthur Goring), 1850-1892

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English composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 52 Dimpole Street, [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1891 Feb. 05. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125400 ...

D'Albert, Eugene

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Blech, Leo

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Zeller, Carl

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De Lara, Isidore, 1858-1935

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English composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 27 April 1914, to M. [Edoardo] Sonzogno, 1914 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565682 ...

Rubinstein, Anton

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Suggested by the drama by Lev Alexandrovich Mey. Composed 1869.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Ivan IV (the terrible), op. 79 / Anton Rubinstein. [19--]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 76952517 Russian pianist and composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Rubinstein to unidentified publisher, London, 1859 July 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553504 Russian pianist, composer, and teache...

Thuille, Ludwig, 1861-1907

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Austrian composer of Savoyard ancestry. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Munich, 24 April 1904, to [Victor Hahn at] Das kleine Journal, 1904 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270677707 Ludwig Thuille was a German composer and pedagogue. Lobetanz was one of 3 operas he composed. From the description of ALS, 1900 Nov. 7, München. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580607 From the guide to the ALS, München, 1900...

Boughton, Rutland, 1878-1960

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000386.0x000392 Director of the Glastonbury Festival Players and later of the Bristol Folk Festival School. From the description of Letters : Glastonbury, Tatsfield, Newent, and Bristol, to Laurence Housman, 1921-1935. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25334604 ...

Février, Henri

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Rabaud, Henri.

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Composed for the Paris Conservatory competition of 1901, originally for clarinet and piano. Dedicated to Monsieur Charles Turban.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Solo de concert : pour clarinette et orchestre à cordes / Henri Rabaud. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53114589 French composer and conductor. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Boston, 8 April 1919, to George Engles, 1919 Apr. 8. ...

Wohlbrud, Wilhelm

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Mozart, Franz Xaver, 1791-1844

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Austrian composer. From the description of [Douce amitié fille du ciel!] [manuscript]. 23 mars [1]843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567716 Epithet: composer, son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x00017e Composers. From the description of Franz Xaver Mozart and Carl Thomas Mozart autograph letter to Johann Anton André, 1826 June 7. (Unknow...

Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950

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Walter Johannes Damrosch (1862-1950) was a German-born conductor and composer in the U.S. From the description of Walter Damrosch presentation volume, 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517384 From the guide to the Walter Damrosch presentation volume, 1928, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American conductor and composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to "My dear and heaven sent Isadora ...

Puccini, Giacomo

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An Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini at the time of this letter was overseeing the production of La Fanciulla del West at the Teatro Grande, Brescia. The recipient, Antonio Bettolacci, was Puccini's personal business agent. From the guide to the ALS, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Bettolacci, Torre del Lago, 1911 Aug. 19, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the description of ALS, 1911 Aug. 19, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Be...

Audran, Edmond, 1842-1901

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First performed in Paris at the Gaîté, 21 October 1896. Cf. New Grove. From the description of Valse de La poupé : (opéra-comique en 4 actes) : Edmond Audran : manuscript, [1896?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612848007 French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 16 November 1887, to an unidentified recipient, 1887, 16 November. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680738 ...

Suppé, Franz von, 1819-1895

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Austrian composer. From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868881 First performed at the Theater an der Wien, 30 May 1848. Cf. New Grove opera. From the description of Unter der Erde, oder, Freiheit und Arbeit : Original-Charakterbild mit Gesang in 3 Akten von Carl Elmar, Musik vom Kapellmeister Franz von Suppé : manuscript, [1849?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612859957 Libretto by Josep...

Bristow, George Frederick, 1825-1898

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Finished 1848. A sketch in N.Y. Public Library suggests he began it 1846. It may be the first extant symphony by a native American.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Sinfonia, op. 10 / George Frederick Bristow. [1848]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43290077 Written for Louis Antoine Jullien. First performance New York, 1853-54 season, New York Philharmonic Society, Louis Jullien conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From th...

Päer, Ferdinando

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x00035b ...

Planquette, Robert, 1848-1903

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French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Merveille sur Mer, 22 July 1892, to an unidentified recipient, 1892 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270675045 ...

Lehar, Franz

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Bemberg, H. (Herman), 1859-1931

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First performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique, 4 June 1888. Cf. New Grove opera. From the description of Le baiser de Suzon : opéra-comique en un acte / de Pierre Barbier, musique de H. Bemberg : manuscript, [1888?] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 191149856 ...

Wollborn, Johannes

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Rimsky-Korsakoff, Nikolai

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Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864

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By 1831, Spontini's reputation has lost ground to the works of younger men, including Meyerbeer, whose Robert le Diable was first performed eight month after the date of this letter; this is perhaps the opera mentioned here, though Meyerbeer may be referring to the abortive Le Portefaix, the contract for which he had just signed. Despite the apparent warmth of their relationship, Spontini was already jealous. His own continuing lack of success he attributed to a plot orchestrated by Meyerbeer, "...

Catalani, Alfredo, 1854-1893

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Italian composer. From the description of Le Rouet / (L'arcolajo) / pezzo caratteristico / Per pianoforte a 2 mani / di / Alfredo Catalani. [1878?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562166 ...

Fall, Leo, 1873-1925

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Austrian composer. From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561461 ...

Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869

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Hector Berlioz was a French composer. From the description of Letter : from M. Berlioz, Paris, to Monsieur Busset, ingénieur, Dijon, Côte d'Or, 1836 Oct. 9. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626765 From the guide to the Letter : from M. Berlioz, Paris, to Monsieur Busset, ingénieur, Dijon, Côte d'Or, 1836 Oct. 9, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) French composer, 19th century. From the description of Autograph letter signed...

Nessler, Victor G.

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Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893

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During his London sojourn, 1870-75, French composer Charles Gounod lived at the residence of English soprano Georgina Weldon. From the description of Letters received, 1792-1905. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485989 From the guide to the Letters received, 1792-1905, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Libretto by Emile Augier; first performed in Paris at the Opéra, 16 April 1851. Cf. New Grove online. From the description ...

Mancinelli, Luigi

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Italian conductor and composer. From the description of Autograph postal card signed, dated : London, 6 August [1887], to F. Gennari in Trouville, Calvados, 1887 Aug. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581683 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Lisbon, 31 December 1919, to Eugenia, 1919 Dec. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581687 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], to Dr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1905 Nov. 2. (Unk...

Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886

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Note at end says "Original mss. in Weimar--date 1851. First published by Meyer in 1854--later by Litolff. Never been orchestrated--either by Liszt or anyone else."--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Scherzo and March / Franz Liszt ; orchestrated by Arthur Hartmann. [c1934]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 69683005 Composed originally for solo piano, 1849, on the deaths of Prince Felix Lichnowsky, Count Ladislaus Teleky and Count Lajos Ba...

Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924

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Composed 1884-85. First performance Stuttgart, 8 December 1885, the composer as soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of 1st concerto for violoncello, op. 8 / by Victor Herbert. [1965?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50216538 Victor Herbert (1859-1924) cellist, co-founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), conductor and composer is best known as the composer of light operas such as Babes in Toyland...

Duvernoy, Alphonse

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Reinecke, Carl

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Carl Reinecke was born in Denmark, and lived much of his life in Germany. A popular composer, an influential pianist, and respected instructer, he wrote books about Mozart and Beethoven, cadenzas to the concertos of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, and taught some of the most acclaimed composers of his time. From the description of Carl Reinecke postal cards, 1889-1893. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51464340 Composed 1908. First performance Londo...