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Oh, My Name is Victor Herbert—I'm the Leader of the Band (1891–1895)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780823228713
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241798 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0003
Oh, My Name is Victor Herbert—I'm the Leader of the Band (1891–1895)

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This chapter expounds on Herbert's personal life with Theresa and his children Clifford and Ella. Three other children were born to them, but did not survive. On May 6, 1893 the stock market collapsed, but the band played on. Victor Herbert became the new conductor of the Gilmore Band. He received rave reviews in New York City and on tour around the country establishing him as the American conductor.

Keywords: Gilmore band; conductor; America; band

Chapter.  8680 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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