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Entrʼacte I: Ace of Clubs (1896–1924)

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/9780823228713.003.0010
Entrʼacte I: Ace of Clubs (1896–1924)

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In the early twentieth century Herbert was very much involved in the clubs of New York. The clubs represented recognition of professional achievement as well as refuge from the stresses of an urban environment. It was a place where men of like mind and ability could enjoy each other's company. Clubs at this time included the Lambs, the Friars, the Lotos Club, the Society of Arts and Science, the American-Irish Historical Society, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the Friends of Irish Freedom, the Bohemians, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) that Herbert help found.

Keywords: Lambs Club; club; New York City; Friars; ASCAP

Chapter.  5812 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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