Walter Damrosch was a highly important figure in late 19th-early 20th century music in America. "He persuaded Andrew Carnegie to build Carnegie Hall... and brought Tchaikovsky to the USA for its opening in 1891. He presented the American premières of Tchaikovsky's Fourth and Sixth symphonies, and those of works by Wagner, Mahler, and Elgar. He also championed conservative American composers such as Carpenter, Loeffler, Daniel Gregory Mason, and Deems Taylor; he commissioned Gershwin's piano concerto and conducted the première of his An American in Paris." H.E. Krehbiel et al. in Grove Music Online. Walter was the son of the noted violinist, conductor and composer Leopold Damrosch (1832-1885).. On ivory paper laid down to lightweight paper mount, ca. 65 x 89 mm.Very slightly browned; creased at fold. (Inventory #: 26803)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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