Anton Seidl; A Memorial By His Friends

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byHenry Theophilus Finck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... BY H. E. KREHBIEL A FEELING very much akin to dismay has filled the music-lovers of New York since Anton Seidl died suddenly on the night of March 28th, 1898. Until he was gone, it was hard to realize how large a place he had filled in the musical economy not only of New York, but the world. His death left a gap in the operatic forces of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and Covent Garden, London; robbed the Philharmonic Society of New York of a conductor under whom it enjoyed six seasons of unexampled prosperity; weakened the artistic props of the Wagner festivals at Bayreuth, which have been more and more in need of fortification as the enterprise has gained in worldly wealth; orphaned a number of undertakings which looked to the edification and entertainment of the people of the United States and Canada in the course of coming seasons. He was within a step of the attainment of a position quite without parallel in the history of musical conductors in respect of the scope and influence which would have been opened to his labors, when he died, and this it is that made his death seem so utterly grievous and disastrous. It was a loss not to one community, but to many; not to a single artistic institution, but to art itself. Mr. Seidl's activities in New York compassed twelve seasons. He came in the fall of 1885, to be the first conductor of the German opera, then domiciled at the Metropolitan Opera House, and he remained at'the head of that notable institution until Messrs. Abbey & Grau and their Italian cohorts overthrew the German regime in 1891. When his labors ended at the opera, they began with the Philharmonic Society. Mr. Theodore Thomas, who had long been the conductor of the society, went to Chicago in 1891, and Mr. Seidl became his successor...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... BY H. E. KREHBIEL A FEELING very much akin to dismay has filled the music-lovers of New York since Anton Seidl died suddenly o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217174779

ISBN - 13:9780217174770

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