The Life Of James Fisk, Jr; A Full And Accurate Narrative Of His Career, His Great Enterprises, And…

Paperback | May 13, 2012

byMarshall P. Stafford

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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. 1872 Excerpt: ... a bellicose close of relations with his impulsive and blunt patron. The Opera Bouffe company that had been imported from Europe for the Grand Opera House were in rehearsal for their first appearance at the same time that Nilsson arrived. The company was in charge of Maretzek at the rehearsals, and as he had been sent abroad to select it, the tacit understanding was that he would be the conductor at the Grand Opera House for the season; but Mr. Fisk had failed to enter into any written agreement in the matter and held Maretzek entirely at the meroy of his f pleasure and caprice--an insecurity which the veteran impresario did not at all relish. Feeling that nothing was secure as to his position with Mr. Fisk, he Wb naturally disinclined to neglect any other opportunity that ho might hare and therefore accepted a proposition to act as conductor at the first Nilsson concert. Now, Mr. Fisk looked upon the Nilsson company as an "opposition show" to his and was for that reason somewhat jealous of it, and hearing that his man Max Was to conduct on the' occasion of the first appearance of the Swedish songstress he wrote a note ordering him not to do So. Mr. Fisk was present on the opening night of the "opposition show" and his temper was somewhat ruffled when the grand entree revealed to his sight his man Max coming forward in full dress, baton in hand and making his bow as conductor in defiance of the imperial note of warning. Despite the purifying influence of the sublime emotions awakened by the echo of another world that sounded in the unearthly strains of the wonderful songsiress and the elevation far above all things earthly to which she lifted, her auditors, the displeasure of Mr. Fisk excited by the act of disobedience was softened only ...

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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. 1872 Excerpt: ... a bellicose close of relations with his impulsive and blunt patron. The Opera Bouffe company that had been imported from Europe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217333214

ISBN - 13:9780217333214

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